Lenni Lenape Shaman

Lenape Lenape performing traditional dance, dressed as the Mesingoholikan, an incarnation of the spirit who negotiated between people and the spirits of animals they killed, c. 1900.


In Unexpected Journey, (historical fiction novel–500 pages) Gishuk, who is hoping to become a Lenni Lenape shaman, leads his people in a ritual during the Gamwing, an annual ceremony of thanksgiving.¬† The people dance wildly within their Bighouse to try to ward off a storm they think has been sent by Nenabush the Great Spirit to avenge the death of wolves.

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