FROM INDIAN WOMEN TO ENGLISH CHILDREN: THE LENNI-LENAPE AND THE ATTEMPT TO CREATE A NEW DIPLOMATIC IDENTITY

@article{Carpenter2007FROMIW,
  title={FROM INDIAN WOMEN TO ENGLISH CHILDREN: THE LENNI-LENAPE AND THE ATTEMPT TO CREATE A NEW DIPLOMATIC IDENTITY},
  author={Roger M. Carpenter},
  journal={Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies},
  year={2007}
}
  • R. Carpenter
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • History
  • Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies
hile meeting with Pennsylvania representatives in 1757, the Lenni-Lenape sachem Teedyusung bitterly complained that he did not receive the same respect accorded Six Nations' diplomats. Employing the kinship terms that had long been a staple of native diplomacy, Teedyusung noted that his "Uncles"?the Iroquois?"were always stiled Men and had Tomahawks," while he had to carry "a pestle or hominy pounder," the tool of a woman.1 Teedyusung's negative reaction to this bit of gendered symbolism is… 
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