History, Manners, and Customs of the Indian Nations Who Once Inhabited Pennsylvania and the Neighboring States

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9780405028533: History, Manners, and Customs of the Indian Nations Who Once Inhabited Pennsylvania and the Neighboring States

An Account of the History, Manners, and Customs of the Indian Nations who once inhabited Pennsylvania and the neighboring States, was born March 12th, 1743, at Bedford, England. His father, who was a native of Moravia, a few years after his arrival at Herrnhut, Saxony, was summoned toE ngland to assist in the religious movement which his church had inaugurated in that country inT 734. In his eleventh year, the subject of this sketcIK accompanied liis parents to theN ew World, and became a resident of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Here he waiA placed at school, and next apprenticed to a cedar-cooper, jW hile thus employed, he was permitted to gratify a desire 1he had frequently expressed of becoming an evangelist to jthe I ndians, when in the spring of 1762 he was called to jaccompany the well-known Christian Frederic Post, who i had planned a mission among the tribes of the then far west, to the Tuscarawas branch of theM uskingum. Here {P ost, in the summer of 1761, had built himself a cabin (it stood near the site of the present town of Bolivar), and here on the nth day of A pril, 1762, the intrepid missionary and his youthful assistant began their labors in the Gospel.
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John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder (1743–1823) was an English native, a cooper, and a Moravian missionary. He assisted at several treaties during the French and Indian War and worked as a postmaster, a justice of the peace, and an associate justice of the court of common pleas in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In the latter part of his life, he was devoted to literary work, and became known for his research and works on Native Americans.

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