By Dawn G. Marsh
On July 28, 1797, an aged Lenape lady stood earlier than the newly appointed almsman of Pennsylvania’s Chester County and introduced a short account of her lifestyles. In a tragic irony, Hannah Freeman used to be setting up her residency—a declare that lead the way for her removing to the poorhouse. finally, despite the fact that, it intended the ultimate elimination from the ancestral land she had so tenaciously maintained. hence used to be William Penn’s “peaceable kingdom” preserved.
A Lenape one of the Quakers reconstructs Hannah Freeman’s historical past, touring from the times of her grandmothers prior to ecu cost to the start of the 19th century. the tale that emerges is considered one of patience and resilience, as “Indian Hannah” negotiates existence with the Quaker pals who hire her, entrust their childrens to her, hunt down her therapeutic abilities, and, while she is weakened by way of affliction and age, take care of her. And but those are a similar acquaintances whose households have dispossessed hers. interesting in its personal correct, Hannah Freeman’s lifestyles can be notable for its distinctive view of a local American girl in a colonial group in the course of a time of dramatic transformation and upheaval. particularly it expands our knowing of colonial background and the local adventure that historical past usually renders silent.
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A Lenape among the Quakers: The Life of Hannah Freeman by Dawn G. Marsh