University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Shelley DePaul

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 […]