See also:English name for the Leni Lenape, a tribe of
See also:Indians of Algonquian stock . When first discovered by the whites the tribe was settled on the
See also:banks of the
See also:river . The French called them Loups (wolves) from their chief totemic division . Early in the 17th century the Dutch began trading with them . Subsequently
See also:William Penn bought large tracts of
See also:land from them, and war followed, the Delawares alleging they had been defrauded; but, with the assistance of the Six Nations, the whites forced them back west of the Alleghenies . In 1789 they were placed on a reservation in
See also:Ohio and subsequently in 1818 were moved to
See also:Missouri . Various removals followed, until in 1866 they accepted lands in the Indianterritory (Oklahoma) and gave up the tribal relation . They have remained there and now number some 1700 .
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