The name lenape stems from the lenni-lenape indians who once inhabited the delaware valley lenape's alma mater in the spring of 1962, the melody and poem of our alma mater were written by two lenape students. 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. The lenni-lenape (or simply lenape) are the ancient root of many other american indian nations the lenape homeland included all of new jersey, northern delaware, eastern pennsylvania, and southeastern new york. The rich history of the nanticoke lenni-lenape tribe is on display this weekend at the annual pow-wow the two-day event began saturday and continues sunday at the salem county fairgounds on us. 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 long island, and the lower hudson valley.
The lenni lenape tribe (1500s to 1700s) timeline created by nov 29, 1610 the lenape start trading with the europeans nov 29, 1624 see more history timelines. 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 lenni-lanape are the original inhabitants of present-day new jersey, connecticut, pennsylvania, new york and delaware they are also known as the delaware indians the word lanape means the people, and lenni-lanape means true people, or, according to the tribal website of the delaware.
The lenape dressed for snow and icy winds or for sticky heat, depending on the season for men, light clothes would be a breechclout and leggings tied to a belt, and for women, a short, wrap-around skirt. 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. The lenni lenape retaliated with occasional raids in the 1750s and early 1760s upon the european settlers however by the mid-1760s, the lenni lenape moved out of the area, allowing europeans to settle it.
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. In their language, the words lenni lenape mean men of men, or, original people every band had a sachem or chief chosen by certain women called chiefmakers it was the job of the chief to tend to the welfare of the band and administer during peacetime. They are also known as the lenni lenape (the true people) or as the delaware indians english settlers named the delaware river after lord de la warr , the governor of the jamestown settlement they used the exonym above for almost all the lenape people living along this river and its tributaries.
Information about the delaware or lenni lenape indians of new jersey for students and teachers covers leni lenape villages, clothing, food, shelter, culture, and the history of the lenape tribe. Lenni-lenape means real peoplethe lenni lenape inhabited southeastern new york state, eastern pennsylvania, new jersey, delaware, and northern maryland. The lenni lenape, or delaware indians the name lenni lenape signifies original people, and came to be applied to the river upon which they dwelt, until the english decided that the name of the river should be the delaware.
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. 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 smith's exploration of the nanticoke river. History of the lenape history of the lenape the delaware tribe have continually ceded their land and migrated as result of the encroachment of the white settlers they originally lived along delaware river and inhabited several regions including new york, new jersey, connecticut and eastern pennsylvania.
The lenni lenape also had sacred dolls which were used in the spring in the doll dance this ceremony was a celebration of fertility as well as good health one of the ceremonies among the lenni lenape was the big house ceremony or gamwing. Facts about the lenni lenape tribe chris deziel the lenni-lanape are the original inhabitants of present-day new jersey, connecticut, pennsylvania, new york and delaware they are also known as the delaware indians.
Leni-lenape indians native americans of new jersey about 30,000 years ago, the paleo-indians came across siberia to the seward peninsula in alaska and moved south, spreading over the entire hemisphere. The lenni lenape are still here, living in penn's woods and all along the east coast, reminds a local woman who counts lenape among her heritage history of the lenni lenape. Of the lenni lenape, or as they were called by the whites, from the circumstances of their holding their great council-fire on the banks of that river, the delaware nation, the principal tribes, besides that which bore the generic name, were the mahicanni, mohicans, or mohegans, and the nanticokes, or nentigoes.