John Kraft, nationally known archaeologist, author and creator of the Indian Village at Waterloo Village, will speak at the Pascack Historical Society , 19 Ridge Avenue, on Sunday, May 18 , at 2:00 P.M. Admission is free and the facility is barrier-free. Children are welcome accompanied by an adult. Reservations are not required.
During his presentation, LENAPE LIFEWAYS, Kraft will detail the life of New Jersey’s native peoples from 12,000 years ago to the present. The program will examine Lenape legends, art, religious beliefs, customs and traditions: he will show how they obtained food, clothing and tools, and describe their government and interaction with European settlers.
Mr. Kraft earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in archaeology and is recognized as the leading expert on Lenape Indians in the country today. He is the owner of Lenape Lifeways, a not-for-profit educational resource center. The Society’s Lenape collection will be available for viewing.
According to Kraft, families were very important to the Lenape Indians. There were strong ties between parents and children, and among the related families that made up the clan. Within their own group the Indians were kind to one another. They felt a sense of responsibility towards everyone in their community. The land belonged to the whole community, shelters were shared, and no one hoarded valuable possessions.
A question and answer period will follow the presentation. Complimentary coffee and desserts will be served. Ample on street parking.
For further information call 201- 573-0307 or log onto PascackHistoricalSociety.org.
Attendees are advised to come a little early. Seating is limited and Mr. Kraft is a very popular speaker!
While you are at the museum, please take a look at our Lenape collection too. We have Lenape artifacts that are 5000 years old.