University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: M. R. Harrington

Some Customs of the Delaware Indians

By: M. R. Harrington

When Penn made his first treaty with the Indians, their council fires burned at Shackamaxon, the site of Germantown. Here, according to their immemorial custom, were assembled the great chiefs of a powerful confed¬≠eracy, which in its three tribal divisions, occupied the entire Delaware basin. In recognition of their admitted superiority of political rank, the […]