Tag: Lenape

  • Where One Gathers the Wood to Make Bows (aka, Manhattan)

    Where One Gathers the Wood to Make Bows (aka, Manhattan)

    William Starna (Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the State University of New York College at Oneonta) has a fascinating short article on the Origins of the Name¬†Manhattan: The event is a storied one. In 1626, Peter Minuit purchased a large island at the mouth of the Hudson River from unknown and unnamed although otherwise Munsee-speaking…

  • Defend the Black Vote!

    One of our neighbors, the amazing writer Troy Lewis – https://www.gasmoneybook.com/bio-encore – forwarded us a powerful video from The People for the American Way entitled Defend the Black Vote: 2020 V.O.T.E ! Whose Land? There is a great new map out that attempts to show the where the First People of North America lived pre-1492.…

  • WTF Should I Do?

    Living in a blue corner of a reliably blue state can be frustrating when looking at the electoral college system which rewards states that seem to have more cows than people. DemCast is a great outlet for the “WTF can I do?” question that bedevils many of us who would like to engage in this…