The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation invites the public to learn about its traditions through the 38th Annual Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Pow Wow which takes place on June 10th and 11th.
Featured performers are Aztec Dancers (Luis & Rosanne Sallinas) and Flight of the Raptors. Keith Colston is MC and the arena director is Jay Hill. Host drum is Woodland Society and head judge is Al Pierce. Head female and male dancers are Urie Ridgeway and Cory Ridgeway respectively.
The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation is the northernmost of three interrelated tribes of the area of the Delaware Bay. The tribe contains American Indian families from southern New Jersey and the Delmarva Peninsula who remained in their ancestral homeland after many of their relations were removed to the west and to the north as far as Oklahoma and Canada (including the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario).
The Lenape and Nanticoke ancestors, who were referred to as Cohansies, The Indians of Cohansey Bridge, Alloways, Little Siconese and other names, encountered Captain John Smith and his men during Smith’s exploration of the Nanticoke River in 1608.
In 2006, the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, published We Have a Story to Tell: The Native Peoples of the Chesapeake Region, which is a guide for high school teachers that includes the history of the Indian River Community and repeatedly refers to the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape of New Jersey.
For more information on the Nanticoke-Lenape Tribal Nation visit their website or download the free e-Book We Are Still Here… The Tribal Saga of New Jersey’s Nanticoke and Lenape Indians.
You can alsovisit the online Nanticoke and Lenape Confederation Learning Center and Museum.
For more information on the Nanticoke-Lenape Tribal Nation pow wow, visit their Facebook event page.
NJTV News coverage of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Pow Wow
Here is a select list of pow wows happening across Turtle Island June 9th through 13th:
Table Mountain Rancheria 17th Annual Pow Wow, June 9-11
Table Mountain Pow Wow Grounds
8184 Table Mountain Road
Friant, CA 93626
For more information visit the Table Mountain Rancheria web listing or phone 559-822-2587.
Red Earth Native American 31st Annual Cultural Festival, June 9-11
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
For more information visit the Red Earth website.
University of Calgary Graduation Banquet Pow Wow June 10
Red & White Club
833 Crowchild Trail NW
Calgary, T2N 1N4 Canada
For more information visit the UofC Graduation Banquet Pow Wow website or Facebook event page.
Shawnee Tribe Intertribal Children's Pow Wow, June 10
Ottawa Pow Wow Grounds, Adawe Indian Park
11400 613 Road
Miami, OK 74354
For more information visit the Shawnee Tribe website or STIC Pow Wow Facebook page.
Great Lakes Nations 14th Annual Gathering, June 10
Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association Grounds
1010 Morton Street
Portland, IN 47371
For more information visit the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture (NCGLNAC) website or Facebook page.
Colorado Springs 9th Annual Native American Intertribal Pow Wow, June 10
Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center
3560 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
For more information visit the CoS Pow Wow website or Facebook page.
San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians 21st Annual Intertribal Pow Wow, June 10-11
San Luis Rey Mission Grounds
4050 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92058
For more information visit the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians website or Facebook page.
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape 38th Annual Pow-Wow, June 10-11
Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Highway
Woodstown, NJ 08098
For more information visit the Nanticoke-Lenape Tribal Nation website or pow wow Facebook event page.
Wollomonuppoag 43rd Annual Native American Pow Wow and Craft Fair, June 10-11
LaSalette Shrine Fairgrounds
947 Park Street, Route 118
Attleboro, MA 02703
For more information visit the pow wow event listing.
Check out our Pow Wow listings here (updates ongoing).
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