Monday, September 5, 2016

WEEK 18, TEN MATES DEAD!

THE LENAPE HISTORY OF AMERICA,
1362
To have fish,
ten mates,
bad thrusts,
lift themselves up,
sit far away.

Wtenk ayamek
tellen sakimak
machi tonanup shawapama.

_________________________

The Historian tells
of ten mates dead.
Do the markers agree?

Some authorities
say the mates
died of the plague.
Would the phrase “Bad thrusts”
 support a plaque?

Why did the historian use
the phrase
“lift themselves up, sit far away?
______________
1363
 After them, Peaceable was 
the Judge
at the pleasing land.

Wtenk nellamawa sakimanep langundowi akolaking.
 ________________________

After the Historian tells of
ten mates dead.
He wrote of Peaceable at the Pleasing Land.

What could
have happened?

The pictograph implies that
the Judge was
NOT a LENAPE,
or that the
Historian was
copying an old pictograph.
Or both?

What is
your opinion?
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2 comments:

  1. Do the markers agree?

    There are 10 marks so yes.

    Would the phrase “Bad thrusts”
    support a plaque?

    No I don't think so, "Bad thrusts" are enemies so it most have been in a fight.

    Why did the historian use the phrase
    “lift themselves up, sit far away?

    I think that is the same as "put your self together" the needed a break.

    What could have happen?

    The got a new Judge, cut be both Lenape and Indian.

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  2. I saw a Native American painting by a man who fought at Little Bighorn against General Custer’s men. He painted a lot of US cavalrymen floating up into the sky, meaning, their spirits were being lifted up after they died. The term “lift themselves up, sit far away” might refer to something similar occurring at Kensington.

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