17th Century Sarah Kiersted Painting depicts Sarah Kiersted translating for Lenape chief Oratam. Kiersted was a Dutch housvrou in New Netherlands who learned the Lenape language and served Chief Oratam as a translator in his negotiations with Dutch colonists.
1700 Indian Mortar and Pestle These stone tools, a well-worn mortar and pestle, were made and used by New Jersey Indians after the time of European settlement, though we do not know where nor by which group.
1700 Deed of Land Purchase Blandina Kiersted Bayard’s Purchase of Land from the Hackensack Indians, 1700.
1710 The Schuyler Patent Bayard built a house on the Ramapo River, in what is present-day Mahwah, which served as a trading post.
1775 Lenape Birthing This modern drawing illustrates various birthing practices and other customs of Lenape women.
1775 Lenape Pottery This illustration depicts various aspects of pottery making by Lenape women.