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Delaware Indian Tribe

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Delaware. A confederacy, formerly the most important of the Algonquian stock, occupying the entire basin of Delaware river in east Pennsylvania and south New York, together with most of New Jersey and Delaware. They called themselves Lenape or Leni-lenpe, equivalent to 'real men,' or 'native, genuine men'; the English knew them as Delawares, from the name of their principal river; the French called them Loups, 'wolves,' a term probably applied originally to the Mahican on Hudson rivers, afterward extended to the Munsee division and to the whole group. To the more remote Algonquian tribes they, together with all their cognate tribes along the coast far up into New England, were known as Wapanaehki, 'easterners,' or 'eastern land people,' a term which appears also as a specific tribal designation in the form of Abnaki. By virtue of admitted priority of political rank and of occupying the central home territory, from which most of the cognate tribes had diverged, they were accorded by all the Algonquian tribes the respectful title of "grandfather," a recognition accorded by courtesy also by the Huron. The Nanticoke, Conoy, Shawnee, and Mahican claimed close connection with the Delawares and preserved the tradition of a common origin. Read more...
 

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Delaware Indian Treaties (Deleware)

Treaty With The Delaware, September 17, 1778
Treaty With The Wyandot, Etc., January 21, 1785
Treaty With The Wyandot, Etc., January 9, 1789
Treaty With The Delaware, Etc., August 3, 1795
Treaty With The Delaware, Etc., June 7, 1803
Treaty With The Delaware, August 18, 1804
Treaty With The Wyandot, Etc., July 4, 1805
Treaty With The Delaware, August 21, 1805
Treaty With The Wyandot, Etc., August 21, 1805
Treaty With The Delawares, Etc., September 30, 1809
Supplementary Treaty With The Miami, Etc., September 30,1809
Treaty With The Wyandot, Etc., July 22, 1814
Treaty With The Wyandot, Etc., September 8, 1815
Treaty With The Wyandot, Etc. September 29, 1817
Treaty With The Wyandot, Etc. September 17, 1818
Treaty with the Delaware, October 3, 1818
Treaty with the Delaware, August 3, 1829
Treaty With The Delawares, August 3, 1829
Treaty with the Shawnee, Etc. October 26, 1832
Agreement With The Delawares And Wyandot, 1843
Treaty With The Delawares, May 6, 1854
Treaty With The Delawares, May 30, 1860
Treaty With The Delawares, July 2, 1861
Treaty with the Delaware, July 4, 1866

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Handbook of American Indian
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