Tuesday, January 1, 2013


The election of a man with glowing hair as Sachem may imply that there were people with Scottish DNA among the Lenape.  

The pictograph shows a head with beautiful hair over a rectangle (Norse), which is over a triangle, which may reprsentp local people, who could have been of Norse descent.)

The pictograph implies that the local people, who are represented by the triangle, also accepted GLOWING MAN'S leadership.  Perhaps GLOWING MAN was a wise choice.  He may have been able to communicate between the local people, who might have had Scottish DNA, and the Nordic faction of the Lenape.

This stanza was created when the Greenland Lenape first came to America.  At that time the Lenape were not yet growing corn.  About a century later, the Lenape were cultivating corn.  The expression for a red or blond headed man became CORNSTALK or CORN TASSEL.  Don Greene in his book, Shawnee Heritage, lists 37 linages of Cornstalk or Corn tassel.  

These Cornstalks or Corn Tassels were given high regard among the Lenape.  A simpleton Corn Tassel was a revolutionary hero. The respect for him, a Corn Tassel, convinced the Americans (Indians) to withdraw from the blockade of Fort Stanwick.  That relief of Fort Stanwick enabled the American forces to defeat the English at Sarasota.  That English defeat of a much superior army enabled the colonial states to finally win the revolutionary war.


The stanza maker would use paraphrasing where ever he needed to get the right syllables to complete the Drottkvaett format.  In this case the word (in Old Norse) "glossa" completes the self verification of the stanza and describes a man with read hair. 

The "madh" syllable is extra.  The Lenape historian may not have spoken that word.  But that left the Moravians puzzled.  "What did "lissel" mean?"  The Lenape Historian may have been frustrated because there was not a glowing red color in sight.  The net result may have been that "madh" got added to the recorded sounds and the best that sign language could do was to record "Beautiful" instead of "glowing." 


Oldest AMERICAN history

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