It's been quite awhile since I last sat in a history class, but I believe the names of the three tribes that roamed this area (all members of the Algonquin Nation) were: the Raritans; the Tappans; and the Hackensacks.
The cause of two of the wars (as I recall) were pigs and peaches. I am not certain of what caused the third one, but I suspect it had its roots in "demon rum."
All-in-all, we really haven't changed a whole lot, have we?
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