Monday, June 13, 2016


 The LENAPE spread throughout North America.
c 1120 - 1325
After moving down from the snowy land
and discreetly leaving the cousins separated
through out
all the land.
Where was the snowy land?
By what route did the cousins

move down?
To where? (Hint:

see answers to stanzas 10 & 11)
Why did the cousins separate?
Where was 
“all” the land 
they spread
“though out?”
The LENAPE history has a two-century gap in the stanzas.  Bishop Eric Gnudsson is recorded to have left Greenland in AD 1121.  
. The ice core records indicate the Little Ice Age began about AD 1300.
. This stanza may have been created sometime after that two-century span. 
About AD 1300,  the Drottkvaett format would have been in common use for communications thoughout the Mississippi basin, the Christian Sea, Greenland, and along the Atlantic coast. 
Richard Thorton has made a hypothesis that there existed a PAN NORTH ATLANTIC CULTURE.  The culture may have flourished during the two century period.
. My hypothesis is that the LENAPE historians created the pictographs and the stanzas as a preface to the Little Ice Age history of the LENAPE.
 The first 11 stanzas summarize the known LENAPE history before the migration:
In the Beginning,
Winter &Mild Land,
The Hunters,
The Eco-Disaster,
 The Ruling Priests,
Cousins separated.
The first four stanzas appear to cover episodes which occurred in the first two or three centuries before AD 1100.  
The "Cousins Separated" stanza appears to describe two centuries after AD 1100.
.   To the LENAPE historians the “ordinary” episodes of living in North America may been considered as not worthy of recording for a culture wide history.
Each band of LENAPE may have had their own set of stanzas and pictographs.
Or, more probable, the LENAPE historians, who were trying to preserve the over-all LENAPE history, saw bundle of sticks growing beyond their "medicine bag" capacity.
They may have felt compelled to lighten the load by culling out the pictographs for the “ordinary” centuries.
Or, more sinister yet, in about AD 1610 the LENAPE historian responsible for the safe keeping of the pictographs for those two centuries may have been lying near the Henricus Church.  He may have been oozing blood from a bullet hole, when an English man stripped the pictographs away and threw them into a fire.
However it happened, this stanza is the only one to tell us about a two-century gap in the LENAPE History.
The United States is 240 years old.  Use that reference to realize what could have happened in North America in those 200 years.
. What is the more accurate paradigm of the settling of North America?
         A.  After moving down from the snowy land and discreetly leaving, the cousins separated through out all the land.

After walking across the Bering Strait when the glaciers lowered the sea level the, people spread through out the land.
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