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The Great Treaty

Penn Treaty Park

 
 
The Great Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
1. The Great Treaty Marker
Inscription. There has been much debate over the exact details of Pennís dealing with the Indians of the Delaware River Valley. It is written that Penn dealt fairly with all the Indians and settlers that he encountered. It is true that the Great Treaty, if it actually did occur, was one of many treaties that Penn made with the Indians. Making treaties with area Indians was a practice that went on in other settlements as well. However, Pennís treatment of the Indians was consistently fair and equal. This theme of equality was noticed in Europe and created a new interest in the Colonies and great respect for Penn. Voltaire even spoke of the treaty as one that was “never sworn to and never broken”. It also provided the inspiration for a number of artistic representations of the treaty, the most famous being the one done by Benjamin West. Today we can see the one artifact of Pennís amity-The wampum belt given to Penn by the Indians-on display at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 58.007′ N, 75° 7.72′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on North Beach Street. Touch for map. The marker is at the base of the William Penn statue. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
The Great Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
2. The Great Treaty Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Penn Society Obelisk (here, next to this marker); Penn Treaty Park: A Place of Peace (here, next to this marker); Fairmanís Mansion (here, next to this marker); The Great Elm (here, next to this marker); "Associators" (a few steps from this marker); Penn Treaty Park (within shouting distance of this marker); America's First Lager (approx. 0.7 miles away); VFW Post 389 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
William Penn Statue image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
3. William Penn Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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