A Tribal Community

History of The Lenape

WHO WE ARE

Who are the people of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania? That is a question that is often asked. An easy answer is that we are the indigenous peoples of this land now called Pennsylvania. Yet there is so much more. Our history is unique, and it is really the story of families and survival. It is a story of honoring treaties and following certain leaders such as Issac Still,Tatamay, and Teedyuskung.

We are the descendents of the Lenape people who stayed in our homeland and of those who went west to Ohio and returned. Our families include descendents of Hannah Freeman, Issac Still, Killbuck, and Henry. Some settled in the Pocono Mountains and others in Allentown, Nazareth, and Bethlehem. Many lived on both sides of the Delaware River in Easton and Burlington where communities were documented in1840. Our Brown and Still families come from the Brotherton and Shamong areas of New Jersey.  Some descend from the inhabitants of missions such as Shekomeko, Friedenshutten, and Meniolagomeka. Others are the descendants of marriages between the Lenape and the earliest German immigrants. Our history is a rich one in which we take great pride. 

 

 

All articles are the research of "Uncle" Don Repsher ©2004.

Aboriginal Remains in Durham and Vicinity
Collected Short Articles From Bucks County
Delaware Water Gap - History Excerpts
Durham Cave
First Settlers in Bucks County
Four Articles Pertaining to Tamanend
Indian Place Names in Bucks County
Indian Town of Playwickey
Meniolagomeka
Our Stone Age
Prehistoric Bucks County
Reasons for Revolt of the Lenape and Shawanese - 1722-1759
Settlement of Tinicum Township
Sharon and the Indian Legend
The Red Man's Bucks County
 

Northampton County

 

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