There will be hands-on opportunities as you explore the history and culture of the Lenape Indians (also known as the Delaware) who lived in Indiana from 1795–1820. The area includes a trading post and a wigwam to explore. As you come into the area, you might greet staff with the Lenape greeting, “Weli kishku” [WAY-lee KEESH-koo] which means “It’s a good day.”
Download this guide to Lenape Camp which includes historical background information and Lenape vocabulary words.
This guide will provide students a good understanding of the Lenape history and culture in Indiana.
Find out about the Lenape role in fur-trading; classroom activities about bartering are included.