Archived documents as well as records from local oral traditions abound within each of the American colonies. Gathering the accounts relevant to a specific Native American site reveals the extent of such information and how it can help us to reconstruct culture histories for the numerous tribal entities for whom detailed histories are often wanting. The period from 1700 to 1750 in Pennsylvania saw a wide assortment of complex responses of a number of local and immigrant tribal entities as each sought a mechanism by which to maintain their cultural heritage. The Deisher site (36Bk450) has long been known, but how it fits into Lenape tribal history is only now being addressed. Fitting this site into recently discovered data sets regarding the Lenape has been attempted, but final resolution remains elusive.
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Becker, M. J. (2020). The Deisher Site (36BK450): Reconciling and Reconstructing the Evidence for the Location and Date of a Probable Lenape Cemetery Site Identified by 1847. Pennsylvania Archaeologist: Bulletin of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, Inc., 90(2), 65-72. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wcupa.edu/anthrosoc_facpub/109