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Pennsylvania’s Namesake & The Indigenous People

Delve into the history of William Penn and his relationship with the Native American’s of Pennsylvania this month. Pennsylvania’s namesake chartered treaties with the local Delaware Tribe. Penn was one of the few leaders who tried to set an example with fair and honest treaties. Penn negotiated for this land with Delaware Councilor Tamanend. Tamanend was, “an ancient Delaware chief, who never had his equal. He was in the highest degree endowed with wisdom, virtue, prudence, charity, affability, meekness, hospitality.”

Come and learn about the founding relationship at the core of our beautiful state. Abington Community Library features books highlighting the Native American life and how the land was traded to become The United States of America.

Featured Books:

American Heritage Book of Indians by William Brandon

Through Indian Eyes by Reader’s Digest Association

500 Nations: An Illustrated History of North American Indians by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

Quote taken from American Heritage Book of Indians

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