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    Munsee Indians Summary

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    Munsee Indians During in the 17th century, European colonists forced an Indian group out of their homeland. During that time, the island of Manhattes (now known as Manhattan) was sold for 60 guilders to Peter Minut. While the sale of Manhattan is well recognized throughout history, the Native people who originally resided in that area remains somewhat obscure. The Indian group that the book mainly focused on was the Munsee Indians, a subgroup of the Delawares or otherwise known as the Lenapes. With using countless research throughout many years, anthropologist Robert S. Grumet wanted to unravel the forgotten details about the Munsee Indians. The book goes into depth to learn more about their civilization during the Dutch period to the late…

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    The Lenape tribe scavenge for nuts and berries as a food source. They know how to grow crops such as squash, beans, and corn. They also go fishing and hunting to gather fish and deer. They don’t use anything like muskets to hunt their food, but hand made bows and arrows and spears. The Lenape know how to craft their own tools and make their own clothing. They know how to make traps and weapons to hunt animals for food and more materials to use. They use the skin of animals to make their own…

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    Tribe: Lenape Tribe (Delaware) Activity 1: Pleasing the Spirits Description: In my time with this tribe I came across a ritual that was for the good and evil spirits. In this activity, everyone was involved because it called upon everybody to please these spirits. What everyone had to do was to give offerings that would be pleasing to them. This was completed wherever the Lenape believed the spirits lived. This activity is a never-ending ritual, because they would never want to offend these…

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    Delaware’s State History First Inhabitants Before the Europeans arrived, the Nanticoke and Lenni Lenape Indians. The Lenni Lenape Indians were peaceful indians. The Lenapes lived in small tribes and sometimes large villages of 200-300 people. In a Lenape clan, all the work was shared by men and women. The Indians started working at a very young age. The Women of the tribe farmed, dried food for winter, made clothes, slippers, and mats. The men of the tribe did did most of the hunting. The…

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    Hanay Geiogamah

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    University of California. Born in Oklahoma to a father of Kiowa descent, and a mother of Lenni Lenape descent – Geiogamah is considered the first famous and successful Native American playwright. Throughout his career he wrote numerous plays depicting Native American culture and society, as well as served as a producer for television programs that aired on well-known networks such as TBS and TNT. In addition, he was responsible for forming the well-known American Indian Dance Theater which…

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    The Seneca Brave Analysis

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    they were grateful for the first winter in their new camp. The Seneca came to help them cut poles for the longhouse and strip bark. Ahmeya and Mahonoy gathered bittersweet vines along with the others the women and men used as lashing. With so many hands helping out it wasn't long before Mahonoy and Ahmeya had a new roof over their heads. The Lenape were welcomed whole heartedly by their Seneca Indian friends, though the Lenape were considered a lower status than they, in the Iroquois Nation. The…

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    The time seemed to go so slow just waiting for the school year to be over, my mother became a therapist; doing everything she could to help me, and she is how I can proudly say I made it! Before I could even think twice about it, freshman year was approaching. Was I scared? Yes, I was very anxious and worried to deal with yet another year of bullying, but thankfully it was over for the most part. I kept to myself, and though my academic performance was far from where I wanted it to be, the…

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    New Jersey Description

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    named Giovanni da Verrazzano had anchored briefly off Sandy Hook, but never returned. This lead to the discovery of the colony of what is now New Jersey. The Native Americans were confused as the strange men made their way to the mainland. New Jersey was no longer filled with only Natives. The Dutch, Swedes, and English claimed New Jersey. In 1609, an English captain named Henry Hudson sailed up the river that today bears his name. Hudson’s ship, the Half Moon, flew the Dutch flag. Based…

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    Delaware Research Paper

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    Delaware lies on a small niche of the Eastern American border. Henry Hudson is credited with the discovery of Massachusetts in 1609. Henry Hudson was working for the Dutch East India Company and he discovered the Delaware Bay and River, which allowed easily accessible routes for trade. This made Delaware a desirable stop for traders and merchants. The natives to the state were the Lenape, Algonquian and the Powhatan Indians. The first natives were of the Paleo-Indian culture that lived in caves…

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    Why did these warriors lose to Colonel Bouquet and his forces when the American Indians held the tactical advantage in 1763? Can firepower and strategic skill be the only answer when eight years earlier; in 1755, General Braddock’s larger army was soundly defeated by a coalition of French and American Indian forces not far away from the site of Bushy Run? Did the American Indian culture guarantee defeat while the changes in European warfare distanced the Europeans from the American Indians in…

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