among the Quakers: The Life of Hannah Freeman.
Country: Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn
In the seventeenth century, Swedish colonists described the Native people of this region as "Renappi," derived from the name Lenape
, meaning roughly "ordinary person." Toward the end of the century, Lenapes
became known as Delawares.
The neighborhood's curving alleys narrate their own version of history: Pearl Street is named for the piles of oyster shells left by the Lenapes
Hicks usually depicted them crowded together in a serene landscape, with William Penn in the background forging his famous peace treaty with the Lenape
As Moravians relied upon the lot at moments of indecision and worry, traditional Lenapes
looked for spiritual contact in similar periods of distress and need.
Meantime, aside from briefly acknowledging the Shawnee claim to the "Fort Ancient" culture, O'Donnell completely snubs equally intense claims, supported not only by oral tradition but also by Western sources of the Cherokees, Iroquois, and Lenapes
, to Ohio Mound-Builder histories.
Schaaf's most important contribution, beyond the documents themselves, is to recall that the first official council held between an Indian nation and the independent United States was Morgan's council with the Lenapes
And I know that the borough next to the town I grew up in is called Macungie, derived from a Lenape
When it came to the question of possible Lenape
origins, Cohen considered existing evidence and even presented new evidence, before essentially dismissing it in favor of his Dutch-African theory.
Brinton's The Lenape
and Their Legends, With the Complete Text and Symbols of the Walam Olum (1885).