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Learn about the Lenape Nation


July 26, 2012

LACKAWAXEN, PA — Shelley DePaul, Assistant Chief of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania, will present “The Past and Present of the Lenape People in Pennsylvania” at the Zane Grey Museum on Saturday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m. The Lenape have called the Delaware River home for generations. Her talk will utilize primary history regarding the Lenape in Pennsylvania and how they remain active today as caretakers of their homeland and the Delaware River. The program will explore the culture and traditions of the Lenape people who still revere the Delaware River today.

DePaul serves on the Council of the Lenape Nation of PA. She has developed the Lenape Language Curriculum for use in schools, universities and home school associations. She composes original music and poetry in Lenape and has transcribed a variety of works into the Lenape language. She is co-curator of an exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, “Fulfilling a Prophesy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania.” Currently she teaches courses in the Lenape language at Swarthmore College. Call 570/685-4871.