The nanticoke lenni-lenape tribal nation is the northernmost of three interrelated tribes of the area of the delaware bay we are a made up of the american indian families from southern new jersey and the delmarva peninsula who remained in our ancestral homeland after many of our relations were removed to the west and to the north as far as oklahoma and canada. Podcast the story of the lenape, the native people of new york harbor region, and their experiences with the first european arrivals — the explorers, the fur traders, the residents of new amsterdam before new york, before new amsterdam - there was lenapehoking, the land of the lenape, the. Step into indiana territory in our earliest historical area, 1816 lenape indian camp here you will explore the life, culture and relationship between the lenape indians and american fur traders on the cusp of statehood, life is changing for those who live here. Information and language learning materials from the lenape indian language lenape facts for kids: questions and answers about lenape culture lenape legends: collection of lenape indian legends and folktales lenape tribal and community websites delaware tribe of indians: homepage of the bartlesville lenape band, offering delaware indian history, legends, and government information. A lenape indian myth pp 10-14in the folklore and folklife of new jersey david steven cohen new brunswick: rutgers university press, 1983 the indians of new jersey: dickon among the lenape, 1938.
Lenape lifeways educational program, inc learn about the lenape indians lenape lifeways inc, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality outreach presentations at affordable rates to schools and other learning institutions. The lenape indian tribe of delaware we are a member of the confederation of sovereign nentego-lenape tribes, which is an intertribal union between our tribe and the nanticoke lenni-lenape indian tribe (headquartered in bridgeton, new jersey) with which we are historically and genealogically interrelated. Our tribal history the history of our tribe in its homeland goes back over 10,000 years we are the descendants of those nanticoke and lenape who remained, or returned, to our ancient homeland after many of our relatives suffered removals and forced migrations to the mid-western united states or into canada.
The lenni-lenape indians were the first known settlers of the area that is philadelphia chet brooks of oklahoma is a member of the tribe, and he has devoted the past 36 years to studying and. Culture and language lenape life social dances of the lenape and other north-eastern indian tribes lenape history lenape clothing delaware humor contact info. Lenape spiritual tradition holds that many spirits, both good and evil, populate the earth and all spirits must be revered in order to gain the favor of good spirits, lenape would leave gifts such as bundles of flowers or leaves in places where they believe the spirit resided.
Lenni lenape, new jersey's native people paterson: paterson museum, 1979) during the span scholars call the late woodland period, which lasted from about ad 500 until the beginning of european settlement in 1638, large indian towns and villages were established. The lenape people and other indians were flourishing due to these improvements in their diet but on the threshold of the arrival of europeans in the delaware valley, catastrophe swept over the lenni-lenape and all new world aboriginal people: epidemics of european diseases. Lenape indian tribe seeks to reclaim land the site of the former fork branch school on denneys road was used for the lenape andênanticoke indianêstudents in 1968, custody of the land was. Lenni-lenape means real peoplethe lenni lenape inhabited southeastern new york state, eastern pennsylvania, new jersey, delaware, and northern maryland.
The nanticoke lenni-lenape people (also known as nanticoke lenape) are a tribal confederation of nanticoke of the delmarva peninsula and the lenape of southern new jersey and northern delaware they reorganized and have elected governments since the 1970s but have not achieved federal recognition. The lenni-lenape indians the first people to live in the mount laurel area were the lenni lenape indians their territory was the delaware river basin which is now southeastern new york, eastern pennyslvania and most of delaware and new jersey.
The lenape tribe in our area lived along the delaware river lenape tribes lived in very big villages of about 200 to 300 people, but usually stayed together in smaller groups of about 25 to 50 people. The tribe is also known as the lenni lenape (true people) or the delaware indians (after the delaware river, which runs through lenni lenape territory) where do the lenni lenape indians live the lenni lenapes were original people of the mid-atlantic area. The lenape indian tribe of delaware has embarked on a project to get the site of one of its former schools back from the state so it can build on it. Introduction to the lenni lenape, or delaware indians along the creeks and streams that traversed the middle atlantic states, and in particular the delaware river, lived the lenni lenapes, a group of algonquin-speaking native americans.