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‘We Just Want to be Welcomed Back’: The Lenape Seek a Return Home

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Kimberly Paynter
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WHYY
A map at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia shows the forced migration of members of the Lenape Nation.

The legacy of this region’s indigenous Lenape people is all around us, in place names and colonial history. Yet, Pennsylvania does not officially acknowledge the Lenape today, and the descendants of those forced to leave centuries ago yearn for a return home.

WHYY’s Kenny Cooper has more.

(Original air-date: 8/2/21)