The Indigenous Programming subcommittee
of the University of Delaware Antiracism Initiative presents its inaugural event in honor of Chief Quiet
Thunder (1934-2020) a
Lenni-Lenape elder who grew up in Woodbury, NJ.
THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE: The Ancient Culture and Wisdom of the Lenni-Lenape People
A lecture and Q&A with co-author Greg Vizzi
The ORIGINAL PEOPLE is
a new book about the Lenni-Lenape people and their way of life 500
years ago before Europeans arrived on this continent. The book was
co-authored by Chief Quiet Thunder and Greg Vizzi over a 15-year period.
It covers some of Chief Quiet Thunder’s personal history growing up in
Woodbury, NJ, right after the Great Depression, and his career as an
acclaimed cultural educator.
Greg Vizzi is a naturalist, nature photographer, and permaculture designer
based in Sweetwater, NJ and a close friend of Chief Quiet Thunder for
over 25 years.