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Lenape Nation’s Turbulent NJ History Focus of Ocean County Library Virtual Program

October 17, 2023

LACEY TOWNSHIP – In honor of National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch is pleased to offer a virtual program for teens and adults, “Indigenous New Jersey: The Dispossession of Lenape Land,” 3:30 PM Wednesday, November 15. The program will be presented through Zoom.

Jameson R. Sweet, Assistant Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University, will examine the history of interactions between New Jersey settlers and indigenous people, with emphasis on the Lenape Nation and its current-day presence.

Professor Sweet’s presentation will focus on tactics employed by Dutch, British, and American settlers that created a broad diaspora of Lenape communities in the United States and Canada. Lenape people continue to maintain their New Jersey communities.

Please register at to receive a link by email for this free program, sponsored by Friends of the Lacey Library.

The Friends are volunteers who support the Library as a vital community resource through fundraising and programs. New members are always welcome. For information, visit the OCL Lacey Branch, 10 East Lacey Road, Forked River, or call (609) 693-8566.

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