Crossword clues for lenape
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1728, native name for Delaware Indians, said to mean "original people."
The Lenape are a Native American tribe and First Nations band government. They are also called Delaware Indians and their historical territory included present day New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania along the Delaware River watershed, western Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley.
Most Lenape were pushed out of their homeland during the 18th century by expanding European colonies, exacerbated by losses from intertribal conflicts. Lenape communities were weakened by newly introduced diseases, mainly smallpox, and violent conflict with Europeans. Iroquois people occasionally fought the Lenape. Surviving Lenape moved west into the upper Ohio River basin. The American Revolutionary War and United States' independence pushed them further west. In the 1860s, the United States government sent most Lenape remaining in the eastern United States to the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma and surrounding territory) under the Indian removal policy. In the 21st century, most Lenape now reside in the US state of Oklahoma, with some communities living also in Wisconsin, Ontario (Canada) and in their traditional homelands.
Lenape kinship system has matrilineal clans, that is, children belong to their mother's clan, from which they gain social status and identity. The mother's eldest brother was more significant as a mentor to the male children than was their father, who was of another clan. Hereditary leadership passed through the maternal line, and women elders could remove leaders of whom they disapproved. Agricultural land was managed by women and allotted according to the subsistence needs of their extended families. Families were matrilocal; newlywed couples would live with the bride's family, where her mother and sisters could also assist her with her growing family.
Lenape are a Native American people.
Lenape may also refer to:
- Lenape, Kansas, an unincorporated community in Leavenworth County
- Lenape, Pennsylvania, an unincorporated community in Chester County
- Lenape potato, a potato variety
- Lenape High School, which is in New Jersey.
Usage examples of "lenape".
Walter might have been an Indian, a full-blooded member of the Lenni Lenape tribe.
Amid a profound silence the Lenape followed, and in their wake stalked three tall Mohicans.
Tani, when we were at Witherspoon together, I thought a lot about getting you between the sheets at the Bunny Wunny Motel down on Lenape Street.
Shanks and Cora lived at 80 Lenape Hill Road, near the top of a long, steep block.
When Shanks arrived, the man in charge was just finishing with Ben Canote, who lived at 86 Lenape Hill Road.
The burglars started at the top of the block, which is 100 Lenape Hill, right?
Lenni Lenape pretended released mankind from the dark bowels of the earth by scratching away the soil.
To them belonged the mild mannered Lenni Lenape, who little foreboded the hand of iron that grasped their own so softly under the elm tree of Shackamaxon, to them the restless Shawnee, the gypsy of the wilderness, the Chipeways of Lake Superior, and also to them the Indian girl Pocahontas, who in the legend averted from the head of the white man the blow which, rebounding, swept away her father and all his tribe.
Aztecs, but even among the Haitians, the Araucanians, the Lenni Lenape, and others.
Discourse on American Religions, 39 Juripari, 61 Killistenoes, 270 Kittanitowit, 58, 60 Ku, a name of divinity, 46, 47 Kukulcan, god of air, 118 Languages of America, 7 esoteric of priests, 284 Lenni Lenape, 26, 96, 161, 231 Light, universal symbol of divinity, 173 Lightning, the, 112 seq.
Newspaper articles about it suggested the graves might contain the remains not only of Federal and Colonial New Yorkers but Manate and Lenape Indians as well.
Cora lived at 80 Lenape Hill Road, near the top of a long, steep block.
Shanks arrived, the man in charge was just finishing with Ben Canote, who lived at 86 Lenape Hill Road.
Tuscarora, though you do see Leni Lenapes and a few Shawanos with lighter hair.
His hair was dark brown rather than black, which I thought was unusual for a Tuscarora, though you do see Leni Lenapes and a few Shawanos with lighter hair.