Penn Treaty ParkThere has been much debate over the exact details of Penn's dealing with the Indians of the Delaware River Valley. It is written that Penn dealt fairly with all the Indians and settlers that he encountered. It is true that the Great Treaty, if it actually did occur, was one of many treaties that Penn made with the Indians. Making treaties with area Indians was a practice that went on in other settlements as well. However, Penn's treatment of the Indians was consistently fair and equal. This theme of equality was noticed in Europe and created a new interest in the Colonies and great respect for Penn. Voltaire even spoke of the treaty as one that was "never sworn to and never broken". It also provided the inspiration for a number of artistic representations of the treaty, the most famous being the one done by Benjamin West. Today we can see the one artifact of Penn's amity-The wampum belt given to Penn by the Indians-on display at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 489011 N 4424078|
|Decimal Degrees||39.96678333, -75.12866667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 58.007', W 75° 7.72'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 58' 0.42" N, 75° 7' 43.2" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2001 Beach St, Philadelphia PA 19125, US|
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