CSI: NY: Season 5, Episode 19

Communication Breakdown (25 Mar. 2009)

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CSI tries to figure who is responsible for the death of the chief of a Native American tribe that was one of the original inhabitants of Manhattan.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Monroe (credit only)
Adam Ross (as AJ Buckley)
Amos Delaware
I.T. Guy / Liam Connover
Leila Vara
Gahee Paik
Finn Wexford
Bulgarian Man (as Filip Ivanov)


CSI tries to figure who is responsible for the death of the chief of a Native American tribe that was one of the original inhabitants of Manhattan.

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The writing in the journal found in Amos Delaware's hotel room is written in Canadian Aboriginal syllabics, a script used in Canada; its development in the 1830s is attributed to Methodist missionary James Evans. It is primarily used to write languages in various dialects of the Cree languages as well as some Inuit languages. See more »


The inhabitants of Manhattan at the time of European arrival were the Lenape. The Montequans are an invention of the writers. See more »


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Ancient NY History
3 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A man is accidentally shot and killed on a commuter train and the team tries to piece together what happened and why.

The story behind it all, we discover, goes back to a near-extinct Indian tribe which used to own considerable property in New York City and one man's attempt to keep his heritage alive. The attempt does not go well.

In all, it's okay but nothing special, episode-wise, no real suspense. The case is kind of blah, although we do learn of a unique way on how to kill a human or an animal. That part is very interesting.

As it progresses, we get the usual suspects who act obnoxious, but are not guilty.

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