The First Inhabitants of Deleware

Lenni Lenape

Why the Lenni Lenape Indians left Delaware!!

In the early 17th century Europeans colonists were the first to settle in the mid-Atlantic states. Native Americans and Europeans had very dissimilar ideas of what property and ownership was, leading to confusion concerning land. The Lenape looked at treaties with the Europeans as agreements to share, instead of the purchase agreements viewed by the Dutch and English. Through the 17th century, the Lenape lost the territory while European settlement of the land strained its remaining resources. The Lenape found a new settlement in what is now New York and New Jersey, but the American colonists forced the Lenape to leave




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Sweet Home Delaware

By: Mills Lowman

The Lenni Lenape tribe also known as the Delaware indians lived in the state of Delaware. Before the europeans came to america the Delaware indians were mostly in the area of the Delaware River Valley. The house that they lived in were called longhouses. Longhouses are 40 to 400ft long and they are 22 to 23ft wide. The longhouses formed a community with 30 to 40 of them. That is the way the Lenni Lenape tribe lived.


1 "Delaware." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online SchoolEdition.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 10 Feb. 2013.


The branches of Lenni Lenape

By: Cody Story

The Lenni Lenape Indians were peaceful Indians in Delaware. The Tribe was broken up into 3 different smaller tribes: Munsee (wolf), Unami (Turtle), and Unalactigo (Turkey). The Munsee were the most powerful and most respected. The animals were similar to a mascot and resembles their style. The Tribes colors were red and black and the men were always painted. Men were responsible for hunting, farming, and building. Women watched after children and were gatherers.




Columbia University, Press. "Delaware, Indigenous People Of North America." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2011): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 8 Feb. 2013.





Columbia University, Press. "Delaware, Indigenous People Of North America." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2011): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 8 Feb. 2013.



Do you know the Delaware Indians?

By: Kaila Rich

The Lenni and Lenape were a tribe living on the east coast of America. They were established in the 1700’s. 1The Delaware Indians were also called the grandfather tribe because they were so respected. Also the 2 Delaware people signed the first Indian treaty with the newly formed united states government in on September 17 , 1778. 3The Delaware Indians Were a sedentary matriarchal society and relied heavily on agriculture to survive.4 Although they rarely got along with the colonists at first conflicts emerged immensely that they would ultimately force the Delaware’s to relocate. 5Then they moved into little towns and counties around the east coast hoping to continue their lives.


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Tatum, Jack. “Frequently Asked Questions About the Lenape or Delaware Tribe.” Delaware Tribe. Culture Preservation Committee, 2010. Web. 8 Feb. 2013.





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“Delaware Indian.com.” delawareindian.com. Multimedia Pandora Inc., 2000. Web. 10 Feb. 2013.