Concept

Music of New Jersey

Summary
The American state of New Jersey is located in the Northeastern United States and is part of the Mid-Atlantic region. Official symbols New Jersey does not have a state song. The square dance is "the American Folk Dance of the State of New Jersey". Indigenous music Indigenous music of North America#Eastern Woodlands The Lenape people were the original inhabitants of present-day New Jersey and surrounding areas to the north, south, and west. Social tribal songs were often named after things such as animals, other tribes or groups, and even food. These songs were performed in groups and were usually not long. However, the performances and dancing would linger. A significant amount of this part of Lenape culture was lost as Dutch and later British settlers moved into the region and pushed the Lenape west. Eventually the U.S. Government resettled the majority of the Lenape in Oklahoma. The Ramapough Mountain Indians and the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape are Lenape descend
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