University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Abigail Seldin

Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape of Pennsylvania

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By: Abigail Seldin and Robert Red Hawk Ruth and Shelley DePaul

Once the undisputed lords of southeastern Pennsylvania, the Lenape Indians disappear from the state’s history after their forcible removal westward in the 1700s. Although the federal, state, and academic authorities have maintained that no Lenape remained in Pennsylvania at the close of the 18th century, this position is belied by the existence of direct descendants of Lenape […]


Building Bridges with “Native Voices”: Reflections on the REU-NSF Program, 2005-2007

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By: Abigail Seldin and Herbert Poepoe and Namibaa Beck and Sonya Ashley

In 2003 the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Jeremy A. Sabloff, then Williams Director of the Penn Museum, and Janet M. Monge, Keeper of the Museum’s Physical Anthropology Section, a three-year grant to establish a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program entitled “Native Voices.” The primary goal of “Native Voices” was to involve visiting Native […]