Coast Guard Training Center Cape May holds Native American Heritage event

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May News
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, N.J., were treated to a speech on the history of the Lenape Indian tribe during a Native American Heritage event held on base, Nov. 11.

Wesley Dunn, vice president of the Museum of Indian Culture, presented interesting facts about the tribe that inhabited the area more than 500 years ago. Additionally, Dunn brought many Lenape artifacts which he displayed for members to examine.

Cmdr. Joe Meuse, executive officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, and Lt. Cmdr. Doug Daniels, staff judge advocate for the training center, look over some Lenape Indian tribe artifacts during a Native American Heritage event held Nov. 5, 2014. Coast Guard members were invited to see the displays and listen to Wesley Dunn, vice president of the Museum of Indian Culture, give a speech about the Lenape's history in the region. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards)

Cmdr. Joe Meuse and Lt. Cmdr. Doug Daniels look over some Lenape Indian tribe artifacts during a Native American Heritage event held Nov. 5, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards)

The event was put on by the training center’s Leadership, Diversity Advisory Council to highlight Native American Heritage Month.

“This LDAC is excited to sponsor this presentation because it’s a great opportunity to learn about the pre-colonial history of our community,” said Lt.Cmdr. Doug Daniels, president of the LDAC.

The displays included weapons, clothing, pottery, tools and musical instruments used by the Lenape Indians.

The month of November was designated Native American Heritage Month by former President George W. Bush in 1990. The focus of the month is to remember and honor the contributions Native Americans and Alaskan Natives have made to our country.

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