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Nanticoke Culture and History

As a complement to our Nanticoke language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Nanticoke people and various aspects of their society. This website emphasizes American Indians as living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Nanticoke history is interesting and important, but the Nanticoke are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern authors as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Nanticoke Websites

Nanticoke Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Nanticoke Indian language.
Nanticoke Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Nanticoke culture.

Tribal and Community Websites

Nanticoke Indian Association:
    Homepage of the Nanticoke tribe in Delaware.
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey:
    Cultural and historical information from this Lenape tribe (which welcomed Nanticoke refugees in the 1600's).
Standing Bear:
    Personal homepage of a Lenape-Nanticoke man, with links and resources.
Wind Dancer:
    Homepage of a Nanticoke Indian storyteller and pow-wow dancer.

Maps of Nanticoke Lands

Delaware Indian Maps * Maryland Indian Map:
    Tribal maps of the original territory where the Nanticoke Indians and their neighbors lived.
Delaware Forced Migrations:
    Map showing the westward travels of the Delaware peoples through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Ontario, Canada.

Nanticoke Lifestyle and Tradition

The Nanticoke Indians of Delaware:
    Nanticoke traditions presented by a tribal member.
Nanticoke Indian Tribe: Powwow * Delaware Nanticoke Pow Wow * Nanticoke Indian Powwow Festival:
    Photos and videos from Nanticoke powwows and descriptions of traditional music and dance.
Nanticoke Clothing * Mid-Atlantic Tribal Clothing * American Indian Clothes * Feather Headband * Indian Hairstyles:
    Sketches and photographs of traditional Nanticoke, Lenape, and other Indian costume.
Nanticoke Indian Museum:
    Photographs of Nanticoke artifacts from the tribal museum in Delaware.
Algonquian Homes (Wigwams) * Native American Weapons * American Indian Food:
    Nanticoke and other Native American houses, food, and tools.
Nause-Waiwash Venison Chili:
    Traditional Nanticoke recipe.
Nanticoke Indian Association License Plate:
    Delaware Nanticoke license plate.

Nanticoke Mythology and Religion

Nanticoke Spirituality:
    Article on Nanticoke ceremonies and beliefs.
The Tidewater People:
    A Nanticoke legend.
Delaware Indian Legends:
    Stories and myths of the Lenape, Munsee and Nanticoke people.
Native American Religions:
    Advice for people researching traditional Nanticoke and other American Indian religion.

Nanticoke Literature and Arts

Native American Authors: Kurt Kaltreider:
    Life and work of the Nanticoke author.
Gray Dove Trading:
    Nanticoke artists selling handmade jewelry and crafts.
Native American Art:
    Pictures and information about Nanticoke beadwork and other native art.

Nanticoke Politics, Issues and News

Chiefs resign from Nanticoke Indian Association:
    Article about political difficulties among the Nanticoke Indians of Indian River.
Delaware's Invisible Indians:
    Interesting essays on the reclassification of Nanticoke Indians as "free mulattos" or "Moors" in the 1800's.
Nanticoke tribe preserves its past:
    Article on the Nanticoke museum and cultural preservation programs.
Nanticoke work to preserve their heritage:
    Article on the Nanticoke people of Delaware today.

Nanticoke History

History of the Nantikoke:
    History of Nanticoke Indian interactions with early 17th-century colonists, with a tribal map.
Nanticoke Indian Tribe History:
    Historical article about the Nanticoke confederacy.
Nanticoke Indian History:
    History of the Nanticokes in Maryland.

Nanticoke Genealogy

Nanticoke Lineage:
    Page on Nanticoke genealogy.
American Indian Heritage:
    Direction for those seeking Nanticoke and other American Indian ancestors.

Books for sale on the Nanticokes
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The Nanticoke Community of Delaware:
    Ethnography of the Nanticoke Indians.
The Nanticoke Indians: Past and Present:
    History of the Nanticoke tribe.
Delaware's Forgotten Folk: The Story of the Moors and Nanticokes:
    Interesting book on racial identity in 19th-century Delaware.
The Nanticoke:
    Book on the Nanticoke Indians for young readers.
Vocabulary of the Nanticoke Dialect * Vocabulary of Nanticoke * Minor Vocabularies of Nanticoke-Conoy:
    Nanticoke dictionaries.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Nanticokes and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Nanticoke Indians:
   Encyclopedia article about the Nanticokes.
  Pueblo Piscataway-Conoy * Los Nanticoke:
  Information about the Nanticokes in Spanish.
   Ethnicity: Nanticoke * Conoy Tribe (Piscataway) * Nanticoke Tribe:
   Nanticoke links pages.

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