November is Native American Heritage Month! Explore these resources for Native American music and musicians at Curtis and on the web.
Fred Cardin (Composition, 1927)
Curtis Archives blog post about Cardin : https://blog.curtis.edu/rrcblog/william-cardin-pejawah-composition-1927
Curtis sits on land that is the ancestral home of the Lenape (Lenni-Lenape, Delaware) people, many of whom were displaced after the arrival of Europeans to the Delaware River Valley. While several of these groups have been recognized by the U.S. government, the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania remains unrecognized as of this writing.
Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania website: https://www.lenape-nation.org/
Article in Philadelphia Magazine: https://www.phillymag.com/news/2021/11/06/lenape-nation-pennsylvania/
Hidden City Philadelphia article on erasing Lenape from Philadelphia history: https://hiddencityphila.org/2019/08/philadelphias-forgotten-forebears-how-pennsylvania-erased-the-lenape-from-local-history/
WHYY story: https://whyy.org/articles/we-just-want-to-be-welcomed-back-the-lenape-seek-a-return-home/
More resources and Information at Native Land Digital: https://native-land.ca/maps/territories/lenape/