Buy Manhattan for $24? A Lesson Plan for Taking a Closer Look at Lenape History

Sean Galvin (LaGuardia Community College)

This is a lesson plan for taking a closer look at Lenape history, then and now, reconsidering the original “purchase” of Manhattan as well as some of the oft-repeated myths of historical events leading up to that sale and continuing to the present-day history books addressing US Government-Tribal issues, treaties made and broken, and forced relocations.

Part of 04-02 Folklore Methodologies in Teaching and Learning, Friday, November 03, 8:30 am–10:00 am