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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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