A treaty with a Native American message

A treaty with a Native American messageThere are many things we might have learned from the Native Americans in those early days of our invasion of their territory if we had listened. There was, for instance, a treaty jointly signed by the Lenni Lenape (or Delaware Indians as the white man called them) and the Iroquois.

"The 'woman' shall not go to war but endeavor to keep peace with all..."

"The 'man" shall then hear and obey the 'woman.'"

At that time the Delaware Indians were designated the 'woman' tribe.

The curious peace treaty is recorded by an early resident in Pennsylvania, Bishop George Henry Loskiel who lived from 1740 to 1814.

Bypassing Resistance, Brazil Prepares to Build a Dam

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About 25 years ago, the building of another dam more than 200 miles east of here flooded her property, driving a plague of poisonous snakes, insects and jaguars onto her land, she said, before submerging it completely.

Step back in history Fort Battleford a place of refuge for panicked settlers

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Art review: Todd Gray and Kyungmi Shin at See Line Gallery

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Experience the rising of shamanism

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