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Delaware Indian Tribe. By: Josh Bowers, Kylie Aleksandrowicz , Michelle Bayhurst & Claire Aleksandrowicz. 3 Tribal G roups. Unalachtigo Turkey Unami Turtle Munsee Wolf. Men & Women. Males Hunters Fishermen Warriors Healers Females Farmers Cooks Seamstresses Child Care.

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delaware indian tribe

Delaware Indian Tribe

By: Josh Bowers, Kylie Aleksandrowicz, Michelle Bayhurst& Claire Aleksandrowicz

3 tribal g roups
3 Tribal Groups
  • Unalachtigo
    • Turkey
  • Unami
    • Turtle
  • Munsee
    • Wolf
men women
Men & Women
  • Males
    • Hunters
    • Fishermen
    • Warriors
    • Healers
  • Females
    • Farmers
    • Cooks
    • Seamstresses
    • Child Care
early history
Early History
  • Language
    • Of the Algonquian Family
  • Originally called the Lenni Lenape or the Lenape
    • Meaning “The People”
    • Also known as the Grandfather Tribe
      • Among the 1st to make European contact
  • English Settlers
    • Called them the Delaware
      • Settled near the Delaware River
daily life
Daily Life
  • Used tools for completing everyday tasks
    • Tools made of shell, bone, stone & wood
  • Used farming as a major source of resources
    • Major crop was corn
  • Fished the Delaware river for food
    • Used handcrafted canoes
      • Known for their dugout canoes
        • Birch barkcanoes
        • Kayaks
  • Lived in small bands, 25 to 50 people
    • Underneath Longhouses, Wigwams & Sweathouses
trade
Trade
  • Wampum Belts
    • Signified Currency
  • Fur Trade
    • Beaver Pelts
  • Turkey Feathers
    • Items Made
      • Cloaks & Ornaments
  • French Traders
    • Gave them alcohol & guns for fur
the walking purchase
The Walking Purchase
  • William Penn & English Settlers
    • Tricked Indians out of land
      • 1,200 Square Miles of PA
movement through u s
Movement Through U.S.
  • Moved every 10-12 years
  • U.S. Government
    • Promised a permanent settlement to Delaware Indians
    • Forced Indians to move repeatedly
      • Westward through Ohio (1795), Indiana (1820), Missouri (1829) & Kansas (1866)
  • Eventually made it to Indian Territory in Oklahoma
  • Still existent in the U.S. today
    • Now in Oklahoma & Ontario, Canada
lenape football game
Lenape Football Game
  • Men Vs. Women
    • Men
      • Allowed only to kick the ball
    • Women
      • Allowed to throw, kick, tackle, etc.
  • Goal Posts
    • Located at each end of the field
battle involvement
Battle Involvement
  • Pontiac’s War
    • Distrusted British & American Colonists
    • Part of the siege at Fort Pitt in 1763
    • Spread to the Cumberland Valley
      • 3 Delaware Indians - Scalped & murdered a man & 10 kids
          • July 26, 1764 in Green Castle, PA
  • American Revolution
    • Gnadenhutten Massacre
      • Militia Men – Killed over 100 peaceful Delaware Indians
  • Battle of Fallen Timbers in Ohio
    • Defeated by General Anthony Wayne
    • Forced Indians to give up land in Ohio
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