Long before the first Swedish settlers, before William Pennās arrival, before there was a Declaration of Independence and then a United States of America, the Lenape people lived and thrived in Philadelphia and a wide region that included what is now eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and southern New York. The history and culture of the Lenape Indians is an integral part of this region.
On Saturday, August 21, from noon gathering to 4:30 pm, the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania invites neighbors, friends, organizations and families to participate at the signing of the Treaty of Renewed Friendship at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. All who choose to sign indicate their wish to support the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania and to partner with them as caretakers of their sacred homeland.
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