September 10th was the first re-union celebration of a group of Ramapo Lenape Nation of Indians in New Jersey. Two months spent in organizing the event which started out as a celebration of a *78+ years relative, Hannah Jennings. "We started contacting her friends and then family, and through the use of internet and google,
found more Indians that were willing to come and share history and culture", said an organizer of the event, Mrs. Doris J- Boyd. Chief James (Graywolf) Gray stated, "We are the only Indians who are actually still on our native land that dates back to the time of Henry Hudson.
He said we want to share with the young people so they can keep our history alive. These Native Americans along with other minority groups have been needing representation and equal rights in this land for many decades. In 1924 Congress recognized Native American people as citizens. The Indian people have been very much watered down by the onset of the Civil war and the Industrial Revolution, WWI and WEII along with the Vietnam War, and other United States crises, America never got back to restitution or restoration of the true natives of this great country. The Indian nation has been subdivided by a nation as they were placed on reservation and some even relocated out of the United States. Through this process, culture was lost and heritage was divided. As the United States became more industrialized and populated with European, South American and other continents of people, the decreasing population of the Native American unconventional Indian stagnated. Now through the use of modern technology that can re-build. Practices of baptism, matrimony, and other celebrations can be recaptured