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Monday, August 13, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

The Statue of Liberty is the universally recognized symbol of the United States. Before Lady Liberty the U.S. was personified by the image of Columbia. But even before Columbia the spirit of the 'New World' was embodied in the person of Tamanend, a chief of one of the clans that made up the Lenni-Lenape nation in the Delaware Valley at the time Philadelphia was established.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "We meet on the broad pathway of good faith and good-will; no advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love. We are the same as if one man's body was to be divided into two parts; we are of one flesh and one blood."

HINT: (1644 - 1718) an early Quaker and advocate of democracy and religious freedom, he was one of the first colonists to establish a settlement on what would become the Province of Pennsylvania and established several successful treaties with the Lenape Native Americans.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Born around the year 1628, little is known of Chief Tamanend's boyhood, but by 1683 he had become chief of the Turtle Clan, the Unami, which was the head clan, and thus made Tamanend chief of all the Delawares.

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On June 23rd of 1683 William Penn met Tamanend and other Delaware chiefs. There was an immediate trust built during this meeting and at its conclusion, a treaty of peace was enacted. Of this peace, Chief Tamanend said, "We will live in love with William Penn and his children as long as the creeks and rivers run, and while the sun, moon, and stars endure."

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Also referred to as "Tammany", he became a popular figure in 18th-century America, especially in Philadelphia. Also called a "Patron Saint of America", Tamenend represented peace and amity.

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In 1772, the original Tammany Society was formed in Philadelphia (it was originally called the "Sons of King Tammany" but was later renamed the "Sons of St. Tammany").

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A Tammany society founded in Philadelphia holds an annual Tammany festival. Tammany societies were established across the United States after the American Revolutionary War, and Tammany assumed mythic status as an icon for the peaceful politics of negotiation.

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Soon, Tammany societies were organized in communities from Georgia to Rhode Island, and west to the Ohio River. The most famous of these was New York City's Society of St. Tammany, whose members developed an influential political machine known as "Tammany Hall."




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

Alice came across a lion and a unicorn in a forest of forgetfulness. Those two are strange beings. The lion lies every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the other days he speaks the truth. The unicorn lies on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, however the other days of the week he speaks the truth.

Lion: Yesterday I was lying.

Unicorn: So was I.

Which day did they say that?

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "We meet on the broad pathway of good faith and good-will; no advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love. We are the same as if one man's body was to be divided into two parts; we are of one flesh and one blood."

ANSWER: William Penn (upon confirming the treaty with Tamanend and other Delaware chiefs, under the great elm at Shackamaxon)