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Delaware Public Archives Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Date Posted: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Public Archives

Nanticoke Pow-Wow, 1991To commemorate November as Native American Heritage Month the Delaware Public Archives is featuring a display with images and documents related to Native American life in the First State. Members of the Lenape and Nanticoke tribes have lived in the area for thousands of years and continue to promote their rich traditions and heritage. Among the photographs is an image of Governor Markell signing HB 345 which formally recognizes the Lenape Tribe of Delaware. There are also photographs of the Nanticoke School and the annual Pow-Wow held in Millsboro. Reproductions of two Native American deeds dating to the seventeenth century are included in the exhibit. These materials are just some of the Native American related photographs and documents that are preserved at the Delaware Public Archives.

On Saturday, November 19, the Delaware Public Archives (DPA) will be participating in the second annual Dover High School Native American Heritage Pow-Wow. DPA’s information kiosk will feature images and documents related to Native Americans in Delaware. Along with these materials, brochures and other information about the Delaware Public Archives will be available. Sponsored by the Dover High School Native American Club, the Pow-Wow takes place at Dover High School from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Delaware Public Archives (DPA, archives.delaware.gov), an agency of the State of Delaware, is one of the oldest public archives programs in the United States. DPA serves the citizens of Delaware by identifying, collecting, and preserving public records of enduring historical and evidential value; ensuring access to public records for present and future generations; and advising and educating interested parties in the creation, management, use, and preservation of public records.The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North in Dover.

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