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Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania
by Dominic Mercier
Published: September 10, 2008


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Opening reception Sat., Sept. 13, 1-4 p.m., exhibit runs through Sept. 13, 2009, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South St., 215-898-4000, museum.upenn.edu

It's a shame most of us don't know much about the Leni Lenape people beyond our third-grade lessons on Billy Penn and their appearance in the works of James Fenimore Cooper. But the story of the native inhabitants of what is now the greater Philadelphia area is a fascinating one. And even though they were driven westward in the 1700s by treaties and overcrowding by European settlers, many Lenape remained in secret, sometimes marrying Europeans and maintaining their cultural identity discreetly, tucking away their heritage and avoiding detection by the government for nearly 200 years. To many, they still remain a mystery, and, like many other American Indian groups in the U.S., the Lenape Nation isn't recognized by the state or federal government.

For Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania, the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology teamed up with the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania to tell the story of their cultural perseverance through the museum's holdings and objects from private collections. The collaboration results in little-seen family heirlooms and photographs — wooden masks, pipes and even an umbilical cord bag — and draws upon oral histories of the state's Lenape documented by exhibition co-curators and Lenape Nation members Chief Robert Red Hawk Ruth and Shelley DePaul, one of the few people who can speak Lenape fluently.
The exhibition opens Saturday with a talk with Ruth, DePaul and Penn grad student Abigail Seldin. Members of the Lenape Nation will also be on hand to share the customs, music and dance that kept them going as a people, even in the face of adversity.

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#2 Sep-10-2008 08:25:pm

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Just Do It

C'mon they asked us to. smile

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#3 Sep-10-2008 08:47:pm

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Fluent Lenape speakers??????   Road Apples! 
  Umbilical cord bag? That bag's Lakota Fool!
  Pipes??? for WEED maybe!

   Still remain a mystery??? Not to me. I knew Ruth when he was a white skinny hippie following my grandfather and Bill Thompson like a stoned puppy...


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#4 Sep-10-2008 09:01:pm

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NanticokePiney wrote:

Fluent Lenape speakers??????   Road Apples! 
  Umbilical cord bag? That bag's Lakota Fool!
  Pipes??? for WEED maybe!

   Still remain a mystery??? Not to me. I knew Ruth when he was a white skinny hippie following my grandfather and Bill Thompson like a stoned puppy...

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#5 Sep-10-2008 09:02:pm

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I did.........big_smile


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#6 Sep-10-2008 09:04:pm

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I see, I shall tomorrow morning.

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#7 Sep-11-2008 07:11:am

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Another chance to comment, pass it along please.

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#8 Sep-12-2008 07:37:am

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#9 Sep-12-2008 08:41:am

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#10 Apr-28-2009 10:54:pm

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*BUMP* yikes


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