Tuesday, June 21, 2016

LENAPE HISTORY, WEEK 7, The LITTLE ICE AGE

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THE LENAPE HISTORY OF AMERICA,
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Where there was little pack ice
 in heaped ice 
with a lot of snow drifts,
the white geese ruled and
 the white bear ruled
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Why did the “white geese and bears” rule?
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What phenomena 
was the LENAPE  Historian describing?”
           
    "Head Beaver and Big Bird
said 'Let us go to Akomen'"
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Who is “Head Beaver?”
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Who is “Big Bird?”
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Where is “Akomen?”
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Why do they want to go there?
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Hint:  Akomen means “the other side.”



2 comments:

  1. Why did the “white geese and bears” rule?

    It was an important food source.

    What phenomena was the Lenape historian describing?

    Today there are at least 2 phenomena, area with open water no matter how much it is freezing. One in the Thule area, North west Greenland and one at the East coast of Greenland around Scoresby sund Greenland. The are open because of the underwater sea stream, and light in the open water do that there is produced lot of plankton, basic food for sea animals like seal, fish and it is a great hunting place for Polar bears for Seal and births for fish and human hunters for all three.
    I think the same phenomena also is in the Hudson Bay?

    It is still today a main hunting area.

    Who is “Head Beaver?”

    It much has been one from North America, there is no beaver at Greenland.

    Who is “Big Bird?”

    Catholic Bishop of Greenland.

    Where is “Akomen?”

    The other side cut means the other side of David Strait.

    Why do they want to go there?

    Much better hunting area, and easier food supply.

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  2. 3.19​
    The men from the north,
    the east, the south,
    The eagle clan, the beaver clan
    the wolf clan,
    The best men, the rich men,
    the head men
    Those with wives,
    Those with daughters,
    Those with dogs
    My understanding of this verse is the men from each clan in Greenland, "Eagle, beaver, wolf clan." During the medieval warm period there may have been forests to support these creatures, which were logged out and/ or perished when the weather became colder. As clans are hereditary, the members of the beaver clan could still be called "beaver," even though beavers may have been extinct in Greenland for two hundred years. So it is possible Head Beaver was from Greenland. It seems to me more likely that he was a Greenlander.

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