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, English name given several closely related Native American groups of the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). In the 17th cent., they lived in what is now New Jersey, Delaware, E Pennsylvania, and SE New York.
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, Native North Americans.
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In all likelihood, they weren't there when the Lenni Lenape Indians walked this land (Brown, 1999).
More than 300 years ago Lenni Lenape tribes hunted, fished, and farmed the wilderness that would become Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia.
In mid-panel, leading Quaker William Penn concluded a peace treaty with the Lenni Lenape tribe.
The best remembered Penn legend tells how, rather than build a barricade around his colony, he negotiated a treaty of friendship with his indigenous Lenni Lenape neighbors.
In the 1790s a man named John Burnet witnessed a game organized by the Lenni Lenape chief Buckongahelas in which about a hundred people participated.
The continuation of this game, in spite of the vast changes the Lenni Lenape have faced over time, suggests that it reflects an important element of pre-European-contact Lenape society.
The Lenni Lenape, called the Delaware people by the English, lived predominantly in New Jersey, Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania near the Delaware River, and southeastern New York state at the time of first European contact.
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the Lenni Lenape were a highly gendered society with defined markers of male and female identity.
Students develop a Lenni Lenape identity for each of the outsiders captured.
So NOW, let's think of what to name the Brooklyn Bridge: may I suggest, at this time, let me see, why not Lenni Lenape, they're a fine nation and well deserve to link Long Island to that little rocky place we're getting back.
wawa" is a Lenni Lenape Indian word for the Canada Goose that was found in the Delaware Valley, that's why the goose is used on the Wawa corporate logo.
The Lenni Lenape (First or True people) or the Delaware, were the original inhabitants of northeastern United States.