Oquaga Spirit Speaks About Her Indian Tribe Where the Women Ruled

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.

Dan and Dad. Sunset at Oquaga
Poet David with son Daniel admiring sunset on Oquaga Lake. The Lenni Lenape tribe once made their home here.  Picture from The Oquaga Spirit Speaks.  The  100 or so pages of poetry were told to me on hikes through the wilderness around Oquaga Lake. She is a  female Indian spirit from the Lenni Lenape tribe.  They are a part of the Algonquin  nation. Check it out on the products page. The spirit will bring you hours of fun, solace and enjoyment. Poems and pictures will be featured in numerous blogs, one at the time. Also a second volume of the Oquaga Spirit’s  poetry is in the works. She also likes to speak in  iambic pentameter.