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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1 comment:

  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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