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.

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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?
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1363
 After them, Peaceable was the Judge
at the pleasing land.

Wtenk nellamawa sakimanep langundowi akolaking.
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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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