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Lenape Powder Charger [Object of the Day #33]

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This Lenape Powder Charger is carved from an antler. The bottom is formed into a rattlesnake tail while the top depicts¬†Misinghali’kun, the hunting god. The Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania is a community of more than 300 people of Lenape descent who live mainly in southeastern Pennsylvania, primarily around Easton, Philadelphia and the Pocono Mountains. Unlike […]

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19th Century Cayuga Lacrosse Bats [Object of the Day #5]

Lacrosse Bats

The game of lacrosse originated among native North American peoples, where its symbolism reveals its affinity with warfare and highlights the relationship between game and battle. For the Iroquois, the game’s sacred associations are linked to the seven Thunder Gods whose powers support both war and healing. Today lacrosse is stilled played in some communities […]

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