Excerpts from Stories of New Jersey byFrank R. Stockton
How Scheyichbi became New Jersey
Berkeley and Carteret issued an injunction that the settlers should purchase their lands from the tribes that lived on the land.
A settler sometimes established himself on a good piece of land without consulting the Indians of the neighborhood, or offering them payment. The settlers did not always understand how the Indians bargains. A man would buy a piece of land and think he owned not only the ground, but all that grew upon it, all that flew in the air or swim in the water. When the Indians, after having received payment for the farm, came there to hunt and fish, strip the bark off the trees, the purchaser was apt to object.
Legislatures appointed a commission to examine all the Indians complaints. Among these, the whites gave the Indians spirits, an then making bargains with them when they were not in any condition to do business.
A bill was passed and put an end to a good many of the complaints . ... See MoreSee Less
CALL to DUTY
Jim Tagye was in the Vietnam War. He stepped on a land mine and died on the battle field. A medic was able to revive him and they helicoptered him to a hospital . He under went many surgeries and placed in a medical induced coma for one year. They could not remove all of the metal from the mine. He went on to receive his engineering degree . He is now retired and has never experienced a day without pain. As he ages the issues he has intensify. " Jim stated he no longer watches football, "I feel that disrespecting the flag is disrespecting all who have died and those who live with the scars of war"
We honor all who have served for our freedom and continue to do so every day. Sat. Is Veterans Day let us display our flags and bow our heads in gratitude ... See MoreSee Less