the lenni lenape nanticoke nation of arzareth in america

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THE ORIGINAL LENEE LENAUPAA

  






The Delaware Indians - CA Weslager Rutgers University Press - 4th Printing 200 Page 473 Appendix

' The original and present name of the tribe is Lenee Lenaupaa. The term Lenaupaa is applied by them to all nations of Indians and no doubt means man or people in an extended sense. They call themselves by this name in ordinary cases but if it be necessary to distinguish themselves from other tribes they prefix the word Lenee which means common and sometimes as Mr. Heckewalder has said ORIGINAL so that the Lenne Lenaupaa would mean the common or ORIGINAL people.