Monday, July 25, 2016

WEEK 12, A SMALL MEETING

THE LENAPE HISTORY OF AMERICA,
AD 1348
           
The Norse on the opposite side of
 that near, great and ample  mainland
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[Only a portion of the original stanza was recorded.]

What was the LENAPE historian trying to illustrate?

If the historian was in James Bay, where is the other side?

The word Norse was “Norsk” in the original words.
What is the significance of the LENAPE historian talking about the NORSK “on the other side?”

AD 1349
A few hunters
put together
 a small meeting.

[A small stanza—big implications.]

What may the triangle represent?

What does the circle represent?

What style of government is represented?

Which American Government has the same style?

1350
The properly selected judge had red hair.

What does the “fancy” hair-do mean?

What does the triangle under the “table” mean?


Why did the Historian think that we should know the judge had red hair?”

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1 comment:

  1. Perhaps the historian was speaking about Wynland of the west (in Western Minnesota) where the 'Norsk' (who spoke the same tongue as the Greenland Norse) lived.
    It was probably significant that there were already Norse living in America.
    The circle may represent an Althing (a democratic meeting) where all freemen who were present could vote.
    The man elected as judge who had Red hair was an Alban, descendants of the Picts and Scots, who fled Britain to Iceland, Greenland and then America, to keep ahead of the Viking invasions. As the American Albans joined the Althing, electing an Alban as judge was probably seen as being a conciliatory gesture, to ensure continuing peaceful relations between the Lenape and the Albans, with whom they had probably been intermarrying for generations.

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