Welcome to our Delaware State Facts section, part of an educational project
designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states.
Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history
of each Delaware tribe, or scroll below the map for Delaware Indian activities including a wordsearch,
fact sheets, and words from the Native American languages
of Delaware. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in Delaware
The original inhabitants of the area that is now Delaware included:
There are no Indian reservations in Delaware today.
Most Delaware Native Americans were forced to migrate westward when European colonists took over the Delaware area.
These tribes are not extinct, but except for the descendants of Delaware Indians who assimilated into white society, they do not live in
Today there are two federally recognized Delaware tribes in Oklahoma and one Delaware Indian tribe in Canada.
If you click on the link for each tribe above, you can find more information about them.
Non-recognized Indian tribes and communities in Delaware include:
Nanticoke Indian Association:
Rt. 4, Box 107A
Millsboro, DE 19966
Teaching and learning activities about Delaware Indian tribes: