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Lenni Lenape

an engraving of two adult Lenni Lenape and a child

Tobacco was grown in the Philadelphia area by the region’s original inhabitants, the Lenni Lenape tribe. The Lenni Lenape used tobacco for ceremonial, medicinal, and leisure purposes. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania)

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Tobacco was grown in the Philadelphia area by the region’s original inhabitants, the Lenni Lenape tribe. The Lenni Lenape used tobacco for ceremonial, medicinal, and leisure purposes.

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