Native American pottery vessel tells story of winter survival

Native American pottery vessel tells story of winter survival

Native American culture groups remain an important component in the development of our commonwealth.  This week’s Pennsylvania Treasure, now on exhibit in Pennsylvania Icons at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, features the significant archaeological recovery of a native-made clay storage vessel. Archaeologists have developed a strategy for dating sites, based in part on the artifacts recovered.  …

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The Treaty Elm Chair: The seat of Pennsylvania history

The Treaty Elm Chair: The seat of Pennsylvania history

The Treaty Elm was an enormous tree under which tradition holds William Penn met with Lenape Indian Chief Tamanend in 1682 and pledged a treaty of friendship. Whether or not the meeting actually occurred, the Treaty Elm came to symbolize Penn’s desire to live in harmony and peace with the Native Americans. Contrary to romantic …

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