Pages Tagged With: "Sussex County Beach"

Lewes Beach

Lewes Beach is a part of the ancestral homeland of the Big Siconese people of Sickoneysincks Kill. The Big Siconese people were an Algonquin speaking people of the area. They were known as the “ancient ones” by many other tribes and were often called on to settle disputes between tribes. They first came into contact […]

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach is located in the southern area of the ancestral homeland of the Big Siconese, also known as the Lenni-Lenape people, similar to Lewes Beach.  This land is located along the southern Atlantic coast of Delaware, between Delaware Bay and Rehoboth Bay in Sussex County. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the land was […]

Rosedale Beach

The land in the twentieth century known as Rosedale Beach has a long complicated history encompassing the Nanticoke people, white European settler colonialism which first began in the seventeenth century, slavery, and then formerly enslaved African American people that settled in the area. The Nanticoke people, also known as the “tidaewater people” of the area […]