" If William Penn had been obeyed by his officials and followers, there would have been no Indian wars in the Pennsylvania." Chief Flying Hawk, Oglala Lakota Sioux --- William Penn (1644-1718) was an English entrepreneur, philosopher ... and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania... He was an early champion of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Indians.
MARCH 4,1681: William Penn granted a charter by King Charles II for 45,000 sq. miles of land. The grant was given in payment for a debt owed by the King to Penn's late father. The land later became the state of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania was originally given by King Charles II in 1682 to William Penn, the Quaker dissenter who was son of the famous Admiral Sir William Penn. William Penn considered Pennsylvania a “Holy Experiment” where Christians of different denominations would live together.This was unique in the world.William Penn insisted on purchasing land from the Indians at a fair price and treating them with respect.
William Penn (1644 - 1718), English Quaker, founder of Pennsylvania."...[P]enn's treatment of Native Americans. Instead of stealing land from the Indians, as the Puritans did, William Penn treated them as equals and negotiated purchases from them at fair prices...[he learned their language] He entered their lands unarmed and unescorted...[B]ecause of William Penn's fair dealings, Pennsylvania ... colonies that did not have Indian uprisings."