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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
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.
Eastern Delaware Nations is comprised of twelve tribes: Nanticoke, Lenni-Lenape, Munsey,Conoy, Susquehannock, Shawnee, Sicannasee, Wiccomiko, Mohican, Umlatchgo, Conestoga, and Alleghany
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.
MEMORY OF CHIEF MIKE MEDICINE SHIELD TAFFE
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.
OF CHIEF CARL WAYANDAGA PIERCE
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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