What follows is a further possible discussion between two Delaware children and their Grandfather.
Child: "There are two differing views of the geographic origins of the Lenape People as viewed in the Walam Olum. Daniel Brinton would place their beginnings in the Labrador area of North America.*"
2rd Child: "Others, as C.A.Weslager, seem to favor the Siberia area." **
Child: "If Weslager is correct, the trip from the northern China area or Asia must have been very difficult."
2rd Child:"It meant going from Siberia and then across the Bering Strait."
Child: "Then they came to the Yellow River.
Child 2: "Eventually they came to the Mixtisipi as they called it."
Child: "That sounds like the Mississippi River."
Grandfather: "I think so too. But there was war at the Mississippi River with the Snake People and the Talegas."
Child: "To cross the Mississippi River must have been very difficult."
Grandfather: "It usually is but there was a significant drought of over a hundred years at least in the Northern Hemisphere. This would have to affected the level of the Mississippi River, making it much easier to cross."
Grandfather: "We will see that the Talegas became the Cherokees while the Snakes are somewhat of a mystery."
Child 2: "Yes, eventually the Lenape left the land and river area of the Talegas and moved to the Atlantic Ocean. In time the White men came."
*D.Brinton, ibid.,page 165.
**C.A.Weslager,The Delaware Indians, A History, page 79.
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