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Women of Lenape and Nanticoke tribes events set March 20, 25
March 7, 2021
https://www.capegazette.com/article/wom … -25/215861
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During March, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will offer two livestreamed virtual programs in commemoration of National Women’s History Month, an opportunity to honor and celebrate women’s lives and historic achievements.
Programs are free and open to the public. For more information and registration instructions, go to history.delaware.gov/2021/02/15/hca-womens-history-month-2021.
The First Women of the First State is set for 2 p.m., Saturday, March 20, via Zoom. Theo Braunskill, Elders Council member of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware, Old State House Museum Site Manager Nena Todd, and division Curator of Education Vertie Lee will discuss the role of women past and present in Lenape culture.
The conversation will also include a look at contemporary life in Delaware’s two state-recognized tribes – the Lenape and the Nanticoke.
Lasting Legacy Honoring the Nanticoke Indian Tribe is set for 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, via Zoom. This virtual program from the Zwaanendael Museum will feature Bonnie Hall, a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association. She will discuss the efforts she led to have a historical marker placed in Cupola Park, Millsboro, to honor the contributions, history and culture of the Nanticoke people.
For more information and to register, go to history.delaware.gov and search Women’s History Month.