The very first treaty which the united states signed with an indian nation was with the lenni lenape (also known as delaware) in 1778 the treaty allowed american troops to pass through delaware territory in addition, the lenape agreed to sell corn, meat, horses and other supplies to the united. The nanticoke lenni-lenape tribal nation, bridgeton so i've been reading about the history and culture and i'm really enjoying learning where i come from. In a moment, i will discuss a bit about the lenape origin story first, let’s find out how the lenape/delaware indians got their name the lenni lenape name actually derived from two name meanings: lenni, meaning: genuine, pure, real, and/or original and lenape, meaning: indian or man this information comes from the. Lenape history munsee and delaware (lenni lenape) made up the munsee thames river delaware indian nation-usa now known as the munsee delaware indian nation-usa.
How can the answer be improved. Long before europeans settled in modern-day monroe county, the lenni lenape called this area home these native americans were the first inhabitants of the pocono mountains, having settled in the area over 10,000 year ago. The original people (lenni-lenape) inhabited new jersey long before the europeans arrived they were a people with a strong sense of tradition ( lenape wedding) and a well organized life-style unfortunately, they did not survive long after the arrival of. The history of the lenni lenape migration routes of the lenni lenape indians the lenni lenape indians, or delaware indians as they came to be called, were the original inhabitants of the delaware valley before the arrival of the europeans.
In a book titled, on records: delaware indians, colonists, and the media of history and memory author andrew newman discusses the account of lenape/delaware indian history in their own words. The lenni-lenape built villages modern history of the the lenni lenapes gradually. By 1700, the lenni-lenape population had dwindled from about 2,000 to 500 (1) the remaining lenni lenape sided with the french during the french and indian war, but did not find much success in 1758, the new jersey assembly created the first indian reservation, called brotherton. The history of skippack township in montgomery county, pennsylvani the lenni lenape indians were of the great algonkin family of indians.
The lenape also called the lenni lenape and the delaware, are an indigenous people of the northeastern woodlands, who live in canada and the united states they are also called delaware indians and their historical territory included present-day new jersey and eastern pennsylvania along the delaware river watershed, new york city, western. Abstract theresa doyle, a history and bibliography of the lenni lenape, 1996 thesis advisor: regina pauly, school and public librarianship.
The nanticoke people are an indigenous american algonquian people the nanticoke lenni-lenape indians are a state recognized tribe in new history, culture. The long history of the lenni lenape, or delaware people as we are now known, reaches far back before the arrival of the europeans since much has been lost over time, it is perhaps best to begin in the forested waterways of the hudson river valley. A few highlights in the history of the interrelated nanticoke and lenape tribal communities of southern new jersey and the delmarva 1608: the nanticoke encounter captain john smith and his men during.
The delaware indians or lenni lenape as they called themselves, was originally the most powerful native american group in the east, perhaps in the americas ej adams, a descendant of delaware indians, presents this sketch of the history, language, legends and government of the tribe of his ancestors, circa 1906. Stories of the lenape people with translations in the lenape language as told by chief robert red hawk ruth lenape nation of pennsylvania and other stories composed in the lenape language. 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. When william penn arrived in 1682, there were some eight-thousand aboriginal people in the land of the lenni-lenape their homeland stretched from the delaware river valley to the lower hudson river valley (including manhattan), covered all of new jersey and delaware, eastern pennsylvania and southern new york.