Monday, August 15, 2016

WEEK 15, SCATTERING

THE LENAPE HISTORY OF North AMERICA,
AD 1355
After him, Snow Bird was chief.
He spoke of the south.
.
Wtenk nekama sakimanep
 chilili shawaniluen.
(Original recorded sounds.)
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Which of the original sounds might describe “Snowbird?”
.
Where do Snow Birds spend the winter?
.
What type of “hair do”
does this Snowbird have?
.
What is the pictograph trying to tell us?

AD 1356
 
That our fathers
 should possess it
by scattering abroad.
.
Wokenapi nitaton
 wullaton apakchikton.
(Original recorded sounds.)
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.
What HAIR DOs do the heads wear?
.
What might those HAIR Dos mean?
.
Why would thousands
 of LENAPE
 have to scatter?
.
Why couldn’t they push through the people
south of them?
.
AD 1537
 
Snow Bird went south,
White Beaver went east.
.
Shawaniwaen chilili,
wapaniwaen tamakwi.
(Original recorded sounds.)
 __________________________
Where, exactly,
did Snowbird’s group go?
.
What might 
White Beaver mean?
.
Where, exactly, did 
White Beaver’s group go?
.
How do we know; 
EXACTLY,
where the groups went?

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3 comments:

  1. Environmental resources at James Bay (Abundance of rivers), were being exhausted. Because of the encroaching ice the whaling season was becoming shorter and more dangerous, due to the increased ice floes. White Beaver led those who wanted to go, east. Snow Bird led the rest south. However, there may have been a full scale war with the Chiippewa Red Man and other tribes if they headed directly south. Thus, they travelled by boat west across James Bay, then south up the Nelson River, across Lake Winnipeg and up the Red, then Buffaloe Rivers, eventually reaching the pleasant lands of the Mississippi Valley. By heading west, then south by river, they were following generally acknowledged trading routes. Thus, they probably would been able to arrange safe passage with tribes whose lands they passed through, such as the Blackfoot.

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    1. Correction: west up the Nelson River, then across Lake Winnipeg and south up the Red River.

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  2. Snow Bird was aptly named , because snow birds spend winter in the warmer southern lands of the Mississippi Valley. White Beaver may have been named for being a good swimmer. Myron argues that he had been one of Knutsson's men, given the name "white" for having whitish blonde hair. He led his people southeast into the Great Lakes for the good fishing, then east along the St. Lawrence waterway to the Atlantic coast in Norumbegue (New England).

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