In this episode, we explore the Legend of Danskammer, a point on New York’s Hudson River that is remembered for being an ancient ritual site of the Lenape.
With help from Native American author and historian Evan Pritchard, we explore the Lenape worldview and learn about the tales of rituals, sacrifice, and superstitions that colonial settlers heard which led many to believe they worshiped the devil. We also explore the sites role during various phases of Hudson River history.
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Empire Explorer is a podcast devoted to unearthing and exploring New York State’s histories, legends, lore and more. Episodes will be released on a bi-weekly basis and can be found at www.empireexplorer.com.