Media Monday: Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Indians - Songs and Storytelling with Shawn Stevens
Not able to attend the in person event? Here's a video link to Shawn Stevens' storytelling and song.
The Hudson River Valley is part of Lenapehoking - or the Lenape homeland. As residents of the southern Hudson Valley and the New Jersey coastline, they were some of the first Indigenous people in the Northeast to make contact with Europeans, and therefore among the first to bear the brunt of disease, violence, and forced removal. In the Hudson Valley, Manhattan, Tappan, Ramapo, Neversink, Wappingers, and Esopus are all place names derived from Lenape tribal names or words.
Although Lenape people still live in the Northeast, most were forcibly removed multiple times to several different locations, including Wisconsin, Ontario, and Oklahoma. You can learn more about the Lenape by visiting these websites:
- Delaware Nation - delawarenation-nsn.gov
- Delaware Tribe - delawaretribe.org
- Stockbridge Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians - mohican.com
- The Lenape Center - thelenapecenter.com
Canadian First Nations:
- Munsee-Delaware Nation, Canadian reserve near St. Thomas, Ontario.
- Moravian of the Thames First Nation, Canadian reserve near Chatham-Kent. http://delawarenation.on.ca/.
- Delaware of Six Nations (at Six Nations of the Grand River), two Canadian reserves near Brantford, Ontario.
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