Posts Tagged ‘Native Americans’

Philadelphia's Forgotten Forebears: How Pennsylvania Erased The Lenape From Local History

Philadelphia’s Forgotten Forebears: How Pennsylvania Erased The Lenape From Local History

August 23, 2019  |  Vantage

In this poignant essay Dan Shurley looks at the mistreatment of the Lenape in Pennsylvania and how historic Philadelphia still manages to misrepresent and largely ignore the city's native people > more

Long Blighted, The Former Native American Museum On Chestnut Street To Be Redeveloped

Long Blighted, The Former Native American Museum On Chestnut Street To Be Redeveloped

January 12, 2015  |  News

Ten years has past since the Native American Museum at 2nd and Chestnut Street has seen tenants. Rusting and rotting among a row of pristine, Old City façades, the property may see a comeback at the hands of new owners Posel Management. Ryan Briggs has the story. > more

The Best Little Wigwam In Kensington

The Best Little Wigwam In Kensington

June 2, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

At 2852 Frankford Avenue, a nice enough two-story building looks like it'd fit in early 20th Century small town Pennsylvania just as well as Kensington. Look a little closer to see the Native in a headdress—signifying the Improved Order of Red Men, the fraternal organization who built this object of The Shadow's affection > more

Before Even Old Original Bookbinder's: An Official Indian Reservation

Before Even Old Original Bookbinder’s: An Official Indian Reservation

October 24, 2013  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Myth or history? In 1755, John Penn, grandson of the founder, deeded a lot near Second and Walnut into perpetuity for the use of Native Americans when they came to Philadelphia. Harry K digs deep into his Encyclopedia for the story that lies adjacent to Jose Garces' new restaurant > more

A Piece Of Wild West History In Historic Wash West

A Piece Of Wild West History In Historic Wash West

June 24, 2013  |  The Shadow Knows

What do an Episcopalian missioner, the plight of 19th century Native Americans, and a double wide mansion on Spruce Street have in common? The Shadow Knows > more