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Iroquois people occasionally fought the Lenape. Surviving Lenape moved west into the upper Ohio River basin. In the s, the United States government sent most Lenape remaining in the eastern United States to the Indian Territory present-day Oklahoma and surrounding territory under the Indian removal policy.
In the 21st century, most Lenape reside in Oklahomawith some communities living also in WisconsinOntario Canadaand in their traditional homelands. Europeans came to the Delaware Valley in the early 17th century, with the first settlements founded by the Dutch, who in built Fort Nassau on the Delaware River opposite the Schuylkill River in what is now Brooklawn, New Jersey.
InSwedish settlers led by renegade Dutch established the colony of New Sweden at Fort Christina present-day Wilmington, Delaware and quickly spread out in the valley.
InNew Sweden supported the Susquehannocks in their military defeat of the English colony of Maryland. Inthe Dutch built Fort Beversreede on the west bank of the Delaware, south of the Schuylkill near the present-day Eastwick neighborhood, to reassert their dominion over the area.
Ina Dutch military campaign led by New Netherland Director-General Peter Stuyvesant took control of the Swedish colony, ending its claim to independence.
The Swedish and Finnish settlers continued to have their own militia, religion, and court, and to enjoy substantial autonomy under the Dutch. The English conquered the New Netherland colony inthough the situation did not change substantially until when the area was included in William Penn 's charter for Pennsylvania.
Inin partial repayment of a debt, Charles II of England granted Penn a charter for what would become the Pennsylvania colony.
Despite the royal charter, Penn bought the land from the local Lenape to be on good terms with the Native Americans and ensure peace for his colony.
As a QuakerPenn had experienced religious persecution and wanted his colony to be a place where anyone could worship freely. This tolerance, far more than afforded by most other colonies, led to better relations with the local native tribes and fostered Philadelphia's rapid growth into America's most important city.
Hoping that Philadelphia would become more like an English rural town instead of a city, Penn laid out roads on a grid plan to keep houses and businesses spread far apart, with areas for gardens and orchards.
The city's inhabitants did not follow Penn's plans, however, as they crowded by the Delaware River port, and subdivided and resold their lots. Though poor at first, the city became an important trading center with tolerable living conditions by the s.
Benjamin Franklina leading citizen, helped improve city services and founded new ones, such as fire protection, a library, and one of the American colonies' first hospitals. A number of philosophical societies were formed, which were centers of the city's intellectual life: An 18th-century map of Philadelphia, circa Philadelphia's importance and central location in the colonies made it a natural center for America's revolutionaries.
By the s, Philadelphia had surpassed Boston to become the largest city and busiest port in British Americaand second in the British Empire after London. Several battles were fought in and near Philadelphia as well. Philadelphia served as the temporary capital of the United States while the new capital was under construction in the District of Columbia from to The city remained the young nation's largest until the late 18th centurybeing both a financial and a cultural center for America.Peter was an officer in the War of (One Fulkerson genealogy states he was a Colonel, while another [Preston] says he was a Captain with Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in James R.
Hagerty, 76 of West Chester, PA., formerly of Aston and Ridley Park, passed away on Sunday, November 4, at Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Beverley Love Hagerty.
Born on February 27, in Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of the late Earl Hagerty and the late Gladys McCummings Hagerty. Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years.
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in was born probably somewhere around Inverness, Scotland1,2, and died Abt. in Berwick, York Co., ME3. East River Drive Fairmont Park Philadelphia Pa. Printed on the back of the card, "Drive in East Fairmont Park, beginning at Girard Avenue and extending north to the Wissahickon, among the most romantic and picturesque scenery.".
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