Where in Maryland Did the Lenape Live?

MACo County Trivia

This week’s question:

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Illustration courtesy of Herbert C. and John T. Kraft

In which Maryland counties did the Lenape live in the early 16th century?

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The Lenape have three clans and traced descent through the female line.

According to Lenapelifeways.org, when the Florentine navigator Giovanni da Verrazano first saw the Lenape along the East Coast in 1524 he wrote,

These people are the most beautiful and have the most civil customs that we have found on this voyage.

Men and women in the Lenape culture had important roles in the community, as described on Lenapelifeways.org,

Men were good warriors and sometimes had to go to war to defend their homes, but left the management of the house to their wives and often listened to the advice of the chief matron of his lineage in matters of peace and war.

A correct answer will be chosen at random and the winner and answer will be published in next week’s This Week on Conduit Street. Congratulations to James Massey, Cecil County Council Manager and the winner of last week’s trivia. Massey answered our county trivia question correctly: Lafayette arrived in Annapolis, county seat of Anne Arundel County in 1781, to join troops for a campaign into Virginia.

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