Valley Talk: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania

Valley Talks are free for FOW members. Register below.

The Lenape are the indigenous people of Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New York, New Jersey, and Northern Delaware. Council members of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania will discuss the history of the Lenape people from pre-colonial to contemporary times, the state and initiatives of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania today, and the Nation’s goals for the future. The topics covered will include the relationship between the Lenape and William Penn, the Eastern Woodland Lenape and Lenape diaspora, the Lenape language and ongoing revival initiatives, and the quadrennial Rising Nation River Journey and signing of the Treaty of Renewed Brotherhood.

The Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of Lenape history and culture. Created to join together the members of the Lenape Nation and anyone else interested in continuing the development of the language and culture of the Lenape people, the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania is active in the revival of tradition and community. We encourage partnerships among people and organizations in order to foster cultural, historical, and environmental education and preservation.

Valley Talks are free for current FOW members and $10 for non-members. Registration is recommended as seating is limited. A complimentary wine and cheese reception is offered. Contact Maeve Pollack at if you have any problems or questions about registration.