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Department of State

New Jersey Historical Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

The Lenape Indians

Grades 5 through 8

Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

“A Lenape Indian Myth”
pp. 10-14In The Folklore and Folklife of New Jersey
David Steven Cohen. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1983

“The Indians of New Jersey: Dickon Among the Lenape”, 1938
Reprint; Harrington, M.R. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1963

“The Indians of Lenape-hoking (The Lenape or Delaware Indians)”
Kraft, Herbert C. and John T. Kraft. South Orange, N.J.: Seton Hall University Museum, 1985

“The Indigenous Population of Bergen County” (online article)
Wright, Kevin. Bergen County Historical Society

Audio and Video

Fortunes in Furs
A 30-minute television documentary about relations between the Dutch, the Swedes, and the Lenape. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992

Grades 9 through 12

Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

“Lenapehoking: the Indians' New Jersey”
(Discovery, Settlement, and Cultivation; the Lenapes and their Languages; Government in Peace and War; Annual Round; the Creation; Lenape Childhood, Women and Agriculture; Men and Animals; Death and the Afterlife, the Supreme Being)
pp. 9-30, In The Indians of New Jersey
Gregory Evans Dowd, New Jersey History Series
Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992

“The Lenape and the Land”
(Natural World, Amerindian Settlement, Seasonal Rhythm of Life, Indian Trails, Bounding the Land)
pp. 11-21, In An Ecological History of New Jersey
Charles A. Stansfield, Jr. New Jersey History Series
Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1996

“The Lenapes”
Indians of North America Series. New York and Philadelphia
Grumet, Robert S.Chelsea House, 1989

“The Women of Lenapehoking”
pp. 28-30, In Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women
Women's Project of New Jersey. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996

Audio and Video

Fortunes in Furs
A 30-minute television documentary about relations between the Dutch, the Swedes, and the Lenape. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992

Documents

Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995.
A Legend of the First Lenape Encounter with Europeans, pp. 4-6

Online Lectures

Gregory Dowd - The Delaware and the Covenant Chain
The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “The American Revolution
Select: “The Lenape
Select: “Online Lecture-Gregory Dowd

Internet Sites

The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “The American Revolution
Select: “The Lenape

 

 


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