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In honor of Chiefs, Ancestors, Grandfathers, Clan Mothers, Elders, and the People of the Eastern Delaware Nation:
Welcome to the lodge! Sit around the fire and visit.

Eastern Delaware Nations Mission Statement


Eastern Delaware Nation seeks to gather the scattered people of the Delaware tribes, restore traditional culture through researching history, heritage and cultural contributions, and promote cultural awareness through education.

Eastern Delaware Nations (EDN) is a group of American Indian descendants who seek to gather the scatter people of the Delaware tribes, restore traditional culture through researching history, heritage and culture contributions and promote cultural awareness through education.
Eastern Delaware Nationsis comprised of twelve tribes: Nanticoke, Lenni-Lenape, Munsey, Conoy, Susquehannock, Shawnee, Sicannasse, Wiccomiko, Mohican, Umlatchgo, Conestoga, and Alleghany. 
Eastern Delaware Nations was first incorporated in 1984 and achieved Federal Non-profit 501c3 status in 1993. Although, the Eastern Delaware Nations is not "recognized" by Pennsylvania or the Federal Government as a tribe. 
Although the government officially says no Indians stayed in Pennsylvania, we are still here!
Pictured to the left: Wyalusing Rocks Scenic Overlook, also known as "Prayer Rocks," on Rt. 6 near Wyalusing, Pa. 
Grandfather Wayandaga
Grandfather Wayandaga (pictured above), the Eastern Delaware Nations first Chief, dreamed of buying back sacred land know to the people as Wyalusing Rocks. In 1999, Eastern Delaware Nations purchased approximately 14 acres of ancestral land straddling Route 6, two miles north of Wyalusing, Pa. 

Chief Wayandaga, served the American Indian communities of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was one of the founders the United American Indians of the Delaware Valley and Eastern Delaware Nations in Pennsylvania. A traditional Nanticoke Medicine Man, he was a direct decedent of Sachem (Chief) Wi-Daag, who signed the first treaty with William Penn.

This site includes historic Wyalusing Rocks scenic overlook, featured in National Geographic's Appalachia Geotourism Map. 

This is a place to learn, share our heritage and culture, pray, and be together. 

IN MEMORY OF CHIEF MIKE MEDICINE SHIELD TAFFE
NOVEMBER 13, 1957 - APRIL 19, 2014

Chief Mike Medicine Shield Taffe, (pictured above), was ordained Tallak of Eastern Delaware Nations on December 27th, 1992. The blood ordination ceremony took place at the gravesite immediately following the funeral of Chief Wayandaga. Upon completion of this ceremony Chief Mike Medicine Shield became Grandfather and Chief of our Nation.