Monday, August 8, 2016

LENAPE HISTORY, WEEK 14, KEEPING GUARD

THE LENAPE HISTORY OF AMERICA,
AD 1353
                                   After Beautiful Head,
White Owl was chief at
Abundance of Rivers.

Why does the narrative return to the “Abundance of Rivers?”

Why does the “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost” hair-do, with, perhaps, a strong Holy Ghost component show in the pictograph?

The word “chief” was the translation of the Moravians priests for the sound “Sakimanep” they recorded.  “Sakimanep” means “Judge.”  Sometimes “Sakimanep” appears to mean “an activity to recall (or judge) the year by.”

What activity might White Owl have done to deserve mention in the yearly stanza and pictograph?
AD 1354

Then Keeping Guard was the sachem.

[sachem = sakimanep]

This year may have been named after the most noted yearly activity rather than one person.

Why has “Keeping guard” become an important activity?

What is on the back of the man in the pictograph?

What does the “Great Spirit" hair do imply?

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