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What did the walking Treaty of 1737 do?
Subsequently, one may also ask, what did the Walking Purchase of 1737 accomplish?
The Walking Purchase (or Walking Treaty) was a 1737 agreement between the Penn family, the proprietors of Pennsylvania, and the Lenape (also known as the Delaware). By it the Penn family claimed an area of 1,200,000 acres (4,860 km²) and forced the Lenape to vacate it.
One may also ask, how were the Delaware affected by the Walking Purchase? As a result of the Walking Purchase, members of the Lenni Lenape tribe, now recognized as The Delaware Nation, were segregated into pockets or parcels of land surrounded by non-tribal settlers. Such is what occurred with respect to a grant of land to Chief Tetamy and his band of Delawares.
One may also ask, why was the Walking Purchase important?
At dawn on September 19, 1737, three colonists and three Indians set off on the most peculiar "walk" in Pennsylvania's history. Their purpose was to measure out a land purchase that Thomas Penn, the son and heir of William Penn, claimed his father had made from the Delaware fifty years earlier.
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