A LENAPE AMONG THE QUAKERS, THE LIFE OF HANNAH FREEMAN
Product Code: 703388
Add to Cart
Add to Wish List
by Dawn G. Marsh. Hardbound, 213 pages, 9 ½ “ x 6 ¾ “. On July 28 1797, an elderly Lenape woman stood before the newly appointed almsman of Pennsylvania’s Chester County and delivered a brief account of her life. In a sad irony, Hannah Freeman was establishing her residency-a claim that paved the way for her removal to the poorhouse. Ultimately, however, it meant the final removal from the ancestral land she had so tenaciously maintained.
A Lenape Among the Quakers reconstructs Hanna Freeman’s history traveling from the time of her grandmothers before European settlement to the beginning of the 19th century. The story that emerges is one of persistence and resilience.