Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
What happened to the Lenape?
Following the Treaty of Eastonin 1758, most Lenape migrated west eventually settling in Ontario, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. Some of those accepting Christianity remained in New Jersey and in 1759 were moved to the Brotherton Reservation in Burlington County, before relocating up the Hudson Valley in 1801 to join the Mahicans. Smaller numbers of Lenape and other tribes such as the Nanticoke blended into the Euro-American and African-American communities some of them marrying settlers, and ensuring a Native American thread in New Jersey culture today.
Three desdendant Native American groups still live in New Jersey – the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape in Gouldtown, Cumberland County: the Powhatan-Renape Nation who maintain the Rankokus Indian Reservation in Burlington County: and the Ramapough Mountain Indians in Bergen and Passaic Counties. The Nanticoke-Lenni Lenape Indians of New Jersey, which includes the first two of these groups,
Links to learn more – New Jersey State Museum, Trenton; Rankokus Reservation, Westampton Township
Erected 2004 by New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Location. 40° 11.888′ N, 74° 45.499′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 29. Touch for map. This marker is part of South River Walk Park which is built over Route 29. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Who, What and Where were Sanhickans? (here, next to this marker); Native Americans Exchange Furs for European Goods (here, next to this marker); Native American Artifacts – Clubs to Prehistory (here, next to this marker); Europeans at the Falls of the Delaware (here, next to this marker); Quakers Lead the Settlement of West Jersey (here, next to this marker); The West Jersey Proprietors Rule William Trent of Trent’s Town (here, next to this marker); Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
More about this marker. This is one of 4 subject markers under the pre-17th Century Arch.
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,212 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.