Posted by Gayle on July 30, 1998 at 07:33:03:
In Reply to: Re: DDL vs. An American Hawkeye posted by Ilse on July 30, 1998 at 06:03:01:
: Stop tracking.... Dutchie Bumppo is buried here in the family grave ;-)
This is exciting news!! It confirms what we have been speculating about - that Hawkeye did indeed have cousins! Now I begin to grasp a picture of the connections - Dutchie Bumppo and Dweebie Day-Lewis were the sons of a Dutch father and an Irish mother who immigrated to America, proliferated mightily and then, when the cabin proved too small to accomodate the family, lost their kids in the forest with the hopes some Delaware tribe would take them in and make real native Americans of them. Dweebie was too frail for the environment and ended up under the care of Dr. Mary, while Dutchie didn't think he could stomach the morals of the settlements and returned to the land of his fathers, where he established a trading business with a branch in the colonies, and thus we gained The Dutch Trader. The wonderful thing about America is that, if you look hard enough, you will find that everybody's related somehow. Thank you for this enlightening information. HOWSEVER, since it appears Dutchie and Natty were cousins, my search goes on!
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