The Lenape, also known as the Delaware Indians, are a Native American tribe and a federally recognized Indian nation. They are one of the oldest tribes in the United States, with a history that dates back to the 1600s.
The Lenape were originally from the Delaware Valley region, which is now part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York. They were a semi-nomadic people who lived in small villages and hunted, fished, and gathered wild plants for food.
The Lenape were forced to move west in the 1700s by European settlers. They eventually settled in Ohio and Indiana, where they were known as the Delaware Nation.
In 1867, the US government signed a treaty with the Delaware Nation that granted them land in Oklahoma. The Lenape continued to live in Oklahoma until the early 1900s, when they were again forced to move to Kansas and Nebraska.
Today, the Lenape Nation is headquartered in Anadarko, Oklahoma, and includes more than 15,000 members. The Lenape continue to practice their traditional customs, including the language, music, and dances of their ancestors.