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Delaware ancestor was granted 315 acres in Penn.

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FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2003

In 1685, the historic Delaware (Lenape) tribe lost 1,200 square miles of land in what is now Pennsylvania. Their descendants returned to the state this week to stake a claim to a 315-acre portion of it.

Moses Tumba Tetamy, a Delaware ancestor who served as an interpreter for Presbyterian missionaries, was granted the 315-acre tract in 1686. The Delaware Tribe and the Delaware Nation, two separate federally-recognized tribes based in Oklahoma, say the land was wrongly taken from Tetamy in 1802.

Get the Story:
Delawares' claim goes back to obscure 315-acre grant in 1738 (The Pittsburg Post-Gazette 5/16)

Relevant Links:
Delaware Tribe - http://www.delawaretribeofindians.nsn.us
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