[For the next hundred years the LENAPE historianS appear to have made one stanza and pictograph for each year. That tactic enabled future historians to keep track of the years, when big evenrs occurred.
The words “Maalan aarum” mean “engraved (maalan) years (aarum).” In the 19th century, the Moravain priests copied the sounds of “Maalan aarum” as “Walam Olum.”]
A discussion question is “Do we refer to the LENAPE history as the “WALAM OLUM,” which many authoritives have declared a “hoax,” or do we refer to the LENAPE history as “Maalan aarum,’ which is the correct name if the LENAPE historian was speaking Norse?
The pleasing land was at the south,
the abundance of rivers was toward the shore;
Akolaki shawanaki, kitshinaki shabiyaki.
The next Lenape historian reported where Snow Bird’s group where at the end of the year.
Where were they?
What is the waterway?
Why is the “abundance of Rivers” shown on top of a slope?
|END of SECOND YEAR of MIGRATION|
To the east was the Fish land,
toward the lakes was the buffalo land
Wapanaki namesaki, pemapaki sisilaki.
The Lenape historian reported where Snow Bird’s group was at the end of the second year.
Where is Fish land?
What are the two lakes that touch?
How do we know the Historian was on the same latitude as the spot where the two lakes touch?