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1771: Treaty of Penn with Native Americans

The Treaty of Shackamaxon, also called the Great Treaty and Penn’s Treaty, was a legendary treaty between William Penn and Tamanend of the Lenape signed in 1682. Penn and Tamanend agreed that their people would live in a state of perpetual peace.

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