Nora Thompson Dean 1907–1984

Nora Thompson Dean was a Lenape Native American traditionalist. Her birth name was Wenjipahkeehlehkwe which roughly translates to “touching leaves woman.”She was a native speaker of the Unami language and dedicated herself to the preservation of the language and her culture.

Nora was educated in Oklahoma public schools and graduated high school as salutatorian. Since she was raised according to Native customs, she appreciated and taught them. She instructed Lenape religious ceremonies, social functions, dances, craftwork, herbal medicines, and language. Dean became an influential member of her community. She received awards for her crafts work and met with government representatives for Native preservation. She lectured at various universities and recorded Lenape language lessons. An Oklahoma governor declared Nora an ambassador of goodwill.  

 

When the white men came and asked how many were in our nation, our ancestors didn’t know what to tell them. The deer were in our nation, the beaver were in our nation, even the trees were in our nation. How could we count them all?
—  Bob Red Hawk Ruth, one of the chiefs of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania.
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women of mythology - allanque

a star personified, she returns to the northerly sky at night to give light to the souls that wander to and from home, that travel the cold and lonely roads of the north atlantic coast, journeying through the dark with only her meek light to illuminate the way.


she peers down from her heavenly domain at night, always searching and seeking out those that might need her help. flickering through tree branches, winking at them from her perch in the deep velvet sky, burning as brightly as she is able so those in the darkness can use her pale silver glow. she is a pale, shimmering beacon more radiant then any other star that hangs in the dark night sky.

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The Manhattan Project, by Miles Donovan and Never Forget Radio


Imagining the Tribute in Light not just as a specific and temporary memorial to 9/11 (an event whose significance will only decline with time) but as a fantastical, ahistorical, timeless memorial to many lost New Yorks.

Further thoughts about the Tribute in Light in Never Forget Radio’s September 11th episode:

The peace-loving Lenni-Lenape are considered the most ancient nation of the Algonquian language family. The Lenape are still called the “grandfathers” or “ancient ones” by many tribes and are considered to be among the most ancient of the Northeastern Nations, spawning many of the tribes along the northeastern seaboard. The Lenape were often called to settle disputes among neighboring tribal groups and were admired by European colonist for their hospitality and diplomatic skill.

Matrilineal Societies – Women with Power and Respect

A lot of Native American tribes were matrilineal instead of the typical patrilineal societies you see from Europe. This meant that you were descended from your mother’s clan, not your father’s. It was also meant the women were involved in the decision-making process for the greater good of the tribe. Some of the more well-known matrilineal socieites are the Lenape, Hopi and Iroquois. The Chickasaw were also a matrilineal society and Chickasaw.TV has a lot of great videos on the subject.

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Henderson Purchase (1775)

On 17 March 1775, a group of North Carolina speculators led by Richard Henderson negotiated the Treaty of Watauga at Sycamore Shoals with the older Overhill Cherokee leaders; Oconostota and Attakullakulla (now First Beloved Man), the most prominent, ceded the claim of the Cherokee to the Kain-tuck-ee (Ganda-giga’i) lands. The Transylvania Land Company believed it was gaining ownership of the land, not realizing that other tribes, such as the Lenape, Shawnee, and Chickasaw, also claimed these lands for hunting.

Phillip Kopus Played by Jason Momoa

Brimming with menace, charisma, and hypnotic self-confidence, Phillip Kopus is a member of the Lenape Tribe and an ex-con whose suspicious return to Walpole threatens to up-end the fragile peace. When an opportunity arises to hold something over Harold, Kopus takes full advantage of the situation to gain the upper-hand. As these two men find themselves increasingly compromised by one another, the lives of both quickly unravel. 

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Brimming with menace, charisma, and hypnotic self-confidence, Phillip Kopus is a member of the Lenape Tribe and an ex-con whose suspicious return to Walpole threatens to up-end the fragile peace. When an opportunity arises to hold something over Harold, Kopus takes full advantage of the situation to gain the upper-hand. As these two men find themselves increasingly compromised by one another, the lives of both quickly unravel. 

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Coldwater Indian war (1785-1787)

Formation of the Western Confederacy
In addition to the small bands still operating with the Shawnee, Wyandot-Mingo, and Lenape in the Northwest, a large contingent of Cherokee led by The Glass (Tagwadihi) attended and took an active role in a grand council of western tribes (Six Nations Iroquois, Wyandot, Lenape, Shawnee, Odawa, Ojibwe, Potawotami, Twigtis, Wabash Confedracy, and, of course, the Cherokee themselves) lasting 28 November–18 December 1786 in the Wyandot town of Upper Sandusky just south of the British capital of Detroit.

theflowerpunks said:

So I may sound like an idiot here, but what is okra? I Googled it and all I got was a flowering plant with edible green seed pods. Is that it? Anyway, love your blog. While I pass for white, my mother of Native American (Leni Lenape) descent does not, and the microagressions she faces every damn day make me want to punch someone in the throat. But I won't do that because, you know, love and peace and shit. I just call out bullshit. Thanks for doing the same :)

….okra is a vegetable. You can also google image search it if you really want but like honestly wtf haha 

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Cherokee – American wars: Northwest Indian War (1785-1795)

Northwest Indian War (1785-1795) In the autumn of 1785, after a conference at Detroit, the Indians of the Northwest—Wyandot, Shawnee, Lenape, Ottawa, Mohawk, Miami, Wabash Confederacy—began frequent small raids against settlements west and north of the Ohio River and in Kentucky. In the next year, these raids by small war parties had grown into invasions by small armies.


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Saw this on the newsstand in the shop. .I am sort of new in this land and have done my best to assimilate in to Norwegian culture, and show the utmost respect for my new found home. I am Lenni Lenape and about .00005% of this population… So my voice is very small here. Since arriving I’ve been treated decently by most ethnic Norwegians, however I’ve also experienced much racism, as I am certainly not the porcelain white you see in this image, and until I open my mouth most people assume I’m just another foreigner here to steal their money and send it back to my “homeland” and try and game the system. I don’t know what offended me more about this magazine cover; the blatantly NON Native American textbook Caucasian-European mother and child on the cover, the fact that the magazine is geared towards families of all walks yet inside the magazine their is not even a single (not even an advert) image of someone non-white, the fact that they went all out with the teepee as well making it undeniably about Native American culture, or the “bli en god historie forteller” (be a good story teller) text next to the image implying that Native American culture is about story telling and make believe and contains no REAL history, the fact that it’s a woman wearing a headdress which we all know is bestowed to men, OR the response I received from the magazines editor after I wrote them to make then aware if their ignorance and offense. Yeah I’m not sure which one irked me more, Norwegians are a bit ignorant when it comes to world cultures, so this doesn’t surprise me at all. It’s almost difficult to be angry at them because this sort of thing is so common here and their innocent naïveté is a bit endearing, but never the less, this is totally unacceptable, and they needed to know that.

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