The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton has a series of fascinating displays about New Jersey’s first inhabitants – the Lenape people.  The item pictured here is a modern wooden mortar displayed along with several other artifacts donated in the 20th century by a member of the the Sand Hill Band of Delaware, New Jersey. Modern-day descendants of the Lenape still live in New Jersey. Other Unami and Munsee Lenape now live in Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin and Canada. No matter where they live, they have all worked through the generations to keep the stories, skills and memories of the ancestors alive and thus preserve their culture to the present day.