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Tamanend - William Penn
Treaty Belt  (1682)

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William Penn Treaty Belt

Commonly referred to as the "William Penn Treaty Belt".  Presented to William Penn by Lenape (Delaware) Chief Tamanend, as evidence of the Lenape's sincerity in their land grant to Penn.  Prior to their treaty council, Penn had presented the Penn-Tamanend belt (aka "1st William Penn Belt") to Chief Tamanend, as an expression of his sincerity in the forthcoming council.

The large figure in the centre represents Penn and the Euro-Americans.  The other represents Chief Tamanend and the Lenape (Luh-nah'-pay).  The diagonals signify the Euro-Americans on one end and the two remaining divisions of the Lenape - the Unami and the Minisink - on the opposite end.

Throughout all colonial and U.S. history, William Penn was the only Euro-American to fully honor the treaty he made with any "First nation" people.

Weaving Size
Price Shpg
6 7/16" x 18 7/8"
(16.5 cm x 48 cm)
OH002-P1 $ 327.00 1.5  

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