The Oquaga Spirit Speaks About Her North American Indian Tribe Where Women Ruled. They were part of the Algonquin Indian nation. Could this spirit speak! My poem on the Oquaga Spirit states the situation:
What a communicator was she
This sprite both blithe and free.
So much she needed an ear,
She ignored my tranquility
But I was more than willing
To listen to her story
About her lake and hills
And all their beauty and glory.
The Oquaga Spirit is a spiritual essence around Oquaga Lake located on top of a mountain in Deposit, New York. The mountain range is called the Catskills; a once famous place for New York vacationers trying to escape the heat of summer. On Oquaga Lake you literally can forget about the rest on the world. Only the skies, crystal clear water and lush forests are there. The town is called Deposit after the logs that lumberjacks deposited to be shipped down the Delaware River. We have spent over a dozen summers on the lake since 1983. I sensed that the spirit is an old female American Indian guide from the Lenni Lenope tribe. All the enlightenment, which I received by Oquaga Lake on the 3 x 3 magic square of numbers, came from this lady spirit guide.
Oquaga Lake Where Lenni Lenape Tribe was Matrilineal
The Lenape kinship system is matrilineal. Children belonged to their mother’s clan who gave them their social status and identity. Hereditary leadership was from the mother’s clan. Women had the power to remove anyone that they disliked. They not only managed the agriculture, but decided allotments of land by the needs of extended families. Married couples lived with the bride’s family and were able to receive help in raising their own children from the matriarch and her daughters.