Delaware: Early Settlers —
"The Delaware nation is one of the oldest in the Americas. That is why they call themselves the Lenni Lenape, which means, "original people".
The age of the tribe contributes to the great size of the nation. There are three divisions of the tribe. Each one has its own chief and war
chief. The Turtle clan is the clan with the head chief, who leads all of the Delaware" - quote from the web site.
Delaware Tribe of Indians —
"The name DELAWARE was given to the people who lived along the Delaware River, and the river in turn was named after Lord de la Warr,
the governor of the Jamestown colony. The name Delaware later came to be applied to almost all Lenape people. In our language, which
belongs to the Algonquian language family, we call ourselves LENAPE (len-NAH-pay) which means something like The People..." - quote from the web site.
History and Genealogy of Native American Isolate Communities of Kent County, Delaware and Surrounding Areas on the
Delmarva Peninsula and Southern New Jersey.
Nanticoke Indian History —
"The Nanticoke Indians once roamed the area of what is now Maryland and Delaware. The Last villages
and Reservations On Delmarva were dissolved during the decade preceding 1750. The people from Delmarva were relocating to the North and West. But some
Indian families stayed behind, merging invisibly into the white society. Now their customs and their language is lost. The last speaker of Nanticoke
Lydia Clark, Died between 1840 and 1850. " - quote from the web site.