at first the lenape were
the best place for a village was
sloping ground near the river because the stream gave them water for drinking, gardning ,and traveling
a long house was used at the
community center, or as apartment houses
the lenape valued deer because they
used every part of the deer for clothing, food, tools, and shelter
the lenape's main crop was
the lenape cought fish by
using FISHING WIER, NETS all by hand,and hooks
food in the winter for the lenape
they dryed and stored food in baskets. smoked fish, corn, squash, berries and deer meat
In warm weather Lenape wore
Warm winter clothes were made from
deer, elk, and beaver skins
Lenape shoes were
moccasinsmade of soft deer skins worn only for long walks. Food and clothing COULD NOT BE BOUGHT
Lenape beleived in
strong family life. Each person was important and everyone worked.
didn not go to school. They received their education from family at home.
Lenape used rivers and lakes
as highway traveling in dugout canoes.
Lenape showed their friendliness by
having no fences, food for vistors. Visitors were always welcome.
Storytelling was important
to pass on tribal traditions
the greatest celebration each year in fall or autumn
Lenape tribes slowly disappeared
after Europeans took over and brought diseases.
The first Indian Reservation in our country