The "owning" of Pennsylvania was a complicated and confusing chapter
in Pennsylvania history. The "purchasing" of Indian land was done
through a series of land treaties and eventually resulted in one
of the bloodiest periods in Pennsylvania history. "Treaty making"
was a time consuming process that sometimes took weeks, months and
even years to complete. You cannot understand Pennsylvania history
completely without understanding the progression from Indian land
to settler's land to becoming Pennsylvania.
The first part of this book, Historical Map of Pennsylvania, was
published in 1875 and is the centerpiece of the book. It has been
painstakingly reproduced as a 38" x 25" foldout full color map that
visually explains the land grab march across Pennsylvania by the
settlers, treaty by treaty, as they methodically took possession
of the land. The map has an incredible amount of information and
shows the Indian Names of Streams, and Villages, and Paths of Travel;
The Sites of Old Forts and Battlefields; The Successive Purchases
From The Indians; and The Names and Dates of Counties and County
Towns. The folded Historical Map of Pennsylvania conveniently stores
inside the book.
Included with the Historical Map, this book contains 5 additional
parts that explain the treaty process. Part 2 contains the "History
of Land Titles" from the Annual Report of the Secretary of Pennsylvania
Internal Affairs in 1894. Part 3 is from the "Indian Wars of Pennsylvania"
published in 1931. Part 4 is the "Conference at Colonial Fort Pitt
April-May 1768" from the Pennsylvania Colonial Records Vol. IX,
originally published in 1852. Part 5 is the "Proceedings at a Treaty
Held at Fort Stanwix In the Months of Oct. & Nov. 1768" from the
Documents Relative to the State of New York, Vol. VIII, originally
published at Albany, NY 1857 and Part 6 is the details of the "Purchase
of Fort Stanwix Nov 5, 1768", from Pennsylvania Colonial Records,
Vol. IX, originally published in 1852.
144 pages, hardback and includes a 38" x 25" full color foldout
map. This printing is limited to 1,000 copies. $44.95