Entity Description: Tribe - Lenape or Leni Lenape

Lenape Languages - Wikipedia 2022
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Map of Lenapehoking and Lenape Languages - Wikipedia 2022


The Lenape also called the Leni Lenape and Delaware Indians  at the time of the Dutch Colonial period,  were a Native American people with a vast territory that included what is now northeastern Delaware, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania along the Delaware River watershed, New York City, western Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley.   

The Lenape have a matrilineal clan system and historically were matrilocal.

Marechkawick: A Lenape Town, digital interactive at The Old Stone House in Brooklyn, 2021. Written by Kim Maier, Maggie Weber, and Dylan Yeats and designed by Moey Inc. with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences Inspire! program.