This article explores gaps in popular Adirondack histories that systematically ignore American Indians and African Americans in favor of whites. This oversight by authors is due to a mix of historic record-keeping practices, reliance on out-of-date sources, and a persisting need to sell the idea of the Adirondacks to a predominately white, middle-class tourist base. This article outlines the respective groups’ history in the context of the Adirondacks and discusses the relevant literature, or lack thereof.


Due to an editorial error the original manuscript was published instead of the revised, final version.



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