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Families were matrilocal; newlywed couples would live with the bride's family, where her mother and sisters could also assist her with her growing family.By 1682, when William Penn arrived to his American commonwealth, the Lenape had been so reduced by disease, famine, and war that the sub-clan mothers had reluctantly resolved to consolidate their families into the main clan family.For individual people from the state of Delaware, see List of people from Delaware. Today, Lenape people belong to the Delaware Nation and Delaware Tribe of Indians in Oklahoma, the Stockbridge-Munsee Community in Wisconsin, and the Munsee-Delaware Nation, Moravian of the Thames First Nation, and Delaware of Six Nations in Ontario.The Lenape have a matrilineal clan system and historically were matrilocal.During the decades of the 18th century, most Lenape were pushed out of their homeland by expanding European colonies.Their dire situation was exacerbated by losses from intertribal conflicts.Traditional Lenape lands, the Lenapehoking, was a large territory that encompassed the Delaware Valley of eastern Pennsylvania (especially the Poconos and New Jersey from the north bank Lehigh River along the left bank Delaware thence south into Delaware and the Delaware Bay.
The Unami and Munsee languages belong to the Eastern Algonquian language group.During the Beaver Wars in the first half of the 17th century, European colonists were careful to keep firearms from the coastally located Delaware, Subsequently, the Lenape became subjugated and made tributary to first the Susquehannocks, then the Iroquois, even needing their rivals' (superiors') agreement to initiate treaties such as land sales.Like most tribes, Lenape communities were weakened by newly introduced diseases originating in Europe, mainly smallpox but also cholera, influenza and dysentery, and recurrent violent racial conflict with Europeans. As the 18th century progressed, many surviving Lenape moved west—into the (relatively empty) upper Ohio River basin."Delaware Indians" and "Delaware people" redirect here.For other Native American peoples from present-day Delaware, see Category: Native American tribes in Delaware.
Although the Unami and Munsee speakers people are related, they consider themselves as distinct, as they used different words and lived on opposite sides of the Kitatinny Mountains of modern Pennsylvania.