The Tewksbury Education Foundation sponsored a visit from John T. Kraft of Lenape Lifeways. Lenape Lifeways is an educational organization focusing on New Jersey’s first people – the The Lenape. This program features Mr. Kraft, an anthropologist, dressed in a traditional Lenape outfit talking to the kids about life in an Lenape village – including how the Native Americans dressed, built shelter, grew crops, fished hunted, made tools, treated disease and more.
The presentation includes a slide presentation, stories and many touchable objects and artifacts, including authentic clothing, tools, musical instruments, artwork, masks and games.
More About Lenape Lifeways and John T. Kraft
John T. Kraft, Director of Lenape Lifeways, Inc, is an archaeologist;/educator who has presented thousands of programs on the Lenape or Delaware Indians of New Jersey. He has helped discover and excavate Lenape villages and artifacts, and has added much new information about their family life, dwellings, diet, spiritual beliefs and technology.
He has published The Indians of Lenapehoking, an educational unit on the Indians of New Jersey and the surrounding region, and has illustrated The Lenape or Delaware Indians and other books.
You can read more about program at: http://www.lenapelifeways.org/programs.htm