Forest Diplomacy begins with the inhabitants of Pennsylvania and the Delaware Indians (or Lenâpé) engaged in a vicious and destructive war. The focus of the game is a Treaty Council, which seeks to end the conflict. At the outset, instructors use traditional methods to help players familiarize themselves with the historical context, previous treaties, firsthand accounts of the war, controversies over Quaker pacifism, and various Iroquois and Lenâpé cultural texts. Then the game begins. Afterwards, there is an opportunity for debriefing and a further opportunity for discussing primary sources.