As a result of the conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in May 2008: "Endangered Languages: Exploring the Interface Between Academia and Native American Communities", the dispersed Lenape groups were brought together in their homeland for the first time since the removal, to work together concerning Lenape Language revitalization efforts. Goals were set to continue discussions from the conference and to begin to explore ways in which the Colleges and Universities in the Delaware Valley could provide useful support for those efforts. As a result of those discussions, Swarthmore College offered a course in the Lenape Language to be taught in their Linguistics Department in the Spring of 2009 and 2010. A second conference was held at Swarthmore College in May of 2010, and subsequent classes in both introductory and advanced Lenape language continue in the 2010 Fall and 2011 Spring semesters. The resources on this website consist of textbook materials and research projects in the language completed by students in these classes.

 

 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0946585