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Morrisville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Penn and His Indian Neighbors

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
1. William Penn and His Indian Neighbors Marker
Inscription.

[William] Penn was fond of his Indian neighbors and they returned the compliment. He treated them as equals and they were as welcome in the rich halls of Pennsbury as any of his other guests. The Lenape were constantly amazed by the Governor's vigor and strength during exploration trips he sometimes made along the Delaware River and its tributaries.
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Colonists borrowed ideas freely from the Indians along the coast and developed the above types of boats to transport materials and people, and even.....to provide a place for living.
 
Erected by Pennsbury Manor.
 
Location. 40° 8.05′ N, 74° 46.116′ W. Marker is in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Boat House, on the grounds of Pennsbury Manor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville PA 19067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Best (here, next to this marker); Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft (here, next to this marker); William Penn, Shipbuilder (here, next to this marker);

Colonists Borrow Ideas from Indian Neighbors Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
2. Colonists Borrow Ideas from Indian Neighbors Marker
Colonial Shipbuilder's Tools (here, next to this marker); Lenni-Lenape (Delaware) Indians (here, next to this marker); William Penn's Personal Sailing Barge (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named William Penn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsbury (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morrisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pennsbury Manor. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. William Penn, America's First Great Champion for Liberty and Peace. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. "Native Peoples to 1680," in The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. About the Lenapes. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
William Penn and His Indian Neighbors Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
3. William Penn and His Indian Neighbors Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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