In the 1600s, Coker said, the Lenape tribe numbered between 4,000 to 5,000 people, and they could be found as far as southeastern New York and in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. But after European contact, and disease, war and the takeover of their land, their population plummeted 90 percent, according to Coker. Gradually, Coker said, many Lenape left the East Coast because of “pressures from colonizers” and relocated to Oklahoma, Michigan and Canada.

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