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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