I grew up on the [Native-American] reservation in south central Washington, raised in a traditional spiritual belief system.It was non-Christian: We sang in the Yakama language, worshipped with hand drums and danced in a longhouse with a dirt floor. My spirituality has always been a large part of who I am. One day, Sydney, who was in my bowling class, asked me to come to a Nations meeting.
After the area was purchased from the Lenape tribe, the Swedes built Fort Christina.Finding a city to love can be a lot like finding a person to love, and once you get a good one it’s hard to let go.Chances are that you are in love with Wilmington, but you’re still looking for that special someone to spend sunny summer days with. This is the place to learn a little more about the city you love and even take some time to think about how it might influence the person who is ultimately your match.Yet I struggled being away from the reservation, away from my traditions and my family.I tried to do life on my own, but I was lost spiritually.When the Swedish governor tried to take a Dutch fort, the Dutch fought back, and in the 1660s the British made their way over and conflicts between the Dutch and English began.