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In honor of Chiefs, Ancestors, Grandfathers, Clan Mothers, Elders and the People of Eastern Delaware Nations:
Welcome to the lodge! Sit around the fire and visit.
Eastern Delaware Nations (EDN) is a group of American Indian descendants who seek 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.




Wyalusing Rocks Scenic Overlook, also known as "Prayer Rocks," on Rt. 6 near Wyalusing PA

Grandfather Wayandaga, EDN's first Chief, dreamed of buying back sacred land known 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.
The 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.

Eastern Delaware Nations is comprised of twelve tribes: Nanticoke, Lenni-Lenape, Munsey,Conoy, Susquehannock, Shawnee, Sicannasee, Wiccomiko, Mohican, Umlatchgo, Conestoga, and Alleghany

Eastern Delaware Nations was first incorporated in 1984 and achieved Federal Non-profit 501c3 status in 1993. But we are 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!
Donations to Eastern Delaware Nations are tax deductible. If you would like to donate, or if you have questions about donations, please contact:
Eastern Delaware Nations
Treasurer, John Taffe
Boro Line Road
Dushore, PA. 18614

History of Wyalusing Rocks

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IN MEMORY OF CHIEF MIKE MEDICINE SHIELD TAFFE
November 13, 1957 - April 19, 2014

Chief Mike Medicine Shield Taffe, 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 Medicine Shield became Grandfather and Chief of our Nation.
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IN MEMORY OF CHIEF CARL WAYANDAGA PIERCE
January 15, 1920 - December 14, 1992

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

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