In the 1860s, the United States government sent most Lenape remaining in the eastern United States to the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma and surrounding territory) under the Indian removal policy. In the 21st century, most Lenape now reside in Oklahoma, with some other communities in Wisconsin and Ontario.
The Lenape, like other Native tribes, were relocated to Oklahoma, where there are two federally recognized Lenape tribes: the Delaware Tribe of Indians and the Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma. There are also some small Lenape communities remaining in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
There are only two federally recognized Delaware tribes in the U.S., and both of them are in Oklahoma, where large groups of the Lenape ended up due to forced migration. The Lenape who remained in their native lands still have descendants in the area, even if they aren’t part of an official tribe.
John Underhill, hired by the Dutch, attacks and burns a sleeping village of Lenape (possibly the Siwanoy and Wechquaesgeek bands of the Wappinger Confederacy), killing 500-700 Indians. The killings occur at a winter village of the Indians located in present-day Pound Ridge, in Westchester County, New York.
In 1737 Pennsylvania authorities “found” the infamous Walking Purchase agreement, a treaty supposedly signed in 1686 in which the Lenape ceded the land between the junction of Delaware and Lehigh Rivers as far west as a man could walk in a day and a half (about 40 miles).
Their land, called Lenapehoking, included all of what is now New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, southeastern New York State, northern Delaware and a small section of southeastern Connecticut. Today, Lenape communities live all across North America.
The Lenape, Lenappe, Lenapi or Lenni Lenape (meaning ” the people” or “true people” ) are a group of several bands of Native American people who share cultural and linguistic traits. They are also known as the Delaware Indians.
Today, the majority of the Lenape community remains in Oklahoma. Goddard 1978: 213-239. northward from their earlier homes, some to Ontario, Canada, and some to Wisconsin.
The Siwanoy (/ˈsaɪwənɔɪ/) were the Indigenous Americans of Long Island Sound along the coasts of what are now The Bronx, Westchester County, New York, and Fairfield County, Connecticut.
The quick dependence of the Lenape on European goods, and the need for fur to trade with the Europeans, eventually resulted in a disaster with an overharvesting of the beaver population in the lower Hudson. The fur source thus exhausted, the Dutch shifted their operations to present-day Upstate New York.
Dutch colonists attacked Lenape camps and massacred the inhabitants, which encouraged unification among the regional Algonquian tribes against the Dutch and precipitated waves of attacks on both sides. This was one of the earliest conflicts between settlers and Indians in the region.
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The series of conflicts known as Kieft’s War (1643-1645) owe their origins to several factors. Primary among these was the Dutch inability to understand the concepts of land use among native people. As the Dutch moved closer to their Native American neighbors, so did their cattle.
The Lenape or Delaware tribe, also called the Lenni Lenape, are of the Algonquin family and first lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Traditionally they were divided into the Munsee, Unami, and Unalachtigo, three social divisions determined by language and location.
The Lenape are considered to be one of the oldest tribes in the Northeast, existing for over 10,000 years. The Lenape lived in what is now New Jersey, and parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Delaware.
The clothing of the Lenape was simple. The men wore breechclouts and moccasins, with leggings and a robe to cover themselves in cold weather. Women had knee- or calf-length wrap-around skirts and wore fur robes in winter, or a beautiful mantle made from turkey feathers.