Our travels yesterday were a rather lengthy 234 miles ending at the Delaware Water Gap/Pocono Mountain KOA in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and a yummy dinner of Chicken Cordon Bleu at Muller’s Diner, an eatery recommended by a local as we checked in. But even before we arrived at the campground, as we were driving through the Delaware Water Gap area we were looking for something to do this morning that would expand our understanding of this beautiful area. The Pocono Indian Museum caught our eye and we made plans to visit this morning. It’s a small place with a big gift shop but it does a remarkable job of telling the story of the Lenape, better known as the Delaware – named after an English governor of the Colony of Virginia, the people who made their home here prior to European contact. The museum interprets some overall history of the indigenous people of North America and speaks specifically to the lifestyle and practices of the Lenape who hunted and farmed the lands here north of Philadelphia as well as to the events that led to their relocation and dispersal from this area. Today few individuals of Lenape blood survive but we’ve learned of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania dedicated to the preservation of their history and culture.

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