A Fishtown resident wanting to raise awareness of Lenape Chief Tamanend and his Treaty of Friendship with William Penn has completed a 2,000 mile walk from Penn Treaty Park to Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Peter Prusinowski, who calls his journey the Trail of Hope, started walking in March. He arrived in Oklahoma last week. Wednesday night, well-wishers will greet Prusinowski at a 6 to 9 p.m. Welcome event at the Penn Treaty Museum, located across Delaware Avenue from Penn Treaty Park.
Last week, the Bartlesville Delaware Tribe held a reception for Prusinowski, who presented them with gifts including a commemorative coin of the Penn Treaty Elm – a large elm tree that stood at the site, and beneath which the treaty is said to have been signed — a pen made from the wood of a fallen Treaty Tree and a poster. Haverford College sent a seedling from their Penn Treaty Elm descendent.
Prusinowski chronicled his journey at trailofhopeblog.com