In this program recorded at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on February 27, 2020, learn more about the history of Lenape peoples in this region both historically and in contemporary times. Conversation will include discussion about the controversial federal recognition claim. Confirmed speakers thus far are Nanticoke-Lenape tribal historians, including Cara Blume, whose research was the foundation for federal recognition claims for the Delaware and New Jersey Lenape tribe, Curtis Zunigha from the Delaware Tribe of Indians and the Reverend John Norwood, first principal justice of the Tribal Supreme Court. Along with local tribal history, the Historical Society will also join to discuss its Native American collections and important archival questions about erasure and self-representation.
This event was part of the Free Library’s One Book, One Philadelphia program. Events inspired by Tommy Orange’s novel There There will take place citywide from January 22 through March 18, 2020.
Video courtesy of Carol Tendall Carmon.