Legends of the Delaware Indians and Picture Writing (The Iroquois and Their Neighbors)

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This collection of authentic Delaware legends is an affirmation of cultural values. The stories portray moral values and are translated from (and to) the Delaware language. The book was originally published in 1905.

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Adams teaches high school physics, chemistry, computers, photography, world history, and foreign languages at Pleasant Hill High School in Pleasant Hill, Oregon and is the Webmaster for his school district. He also teaches chemistry at Marylhurst University near Portland, Oregon. He holds a B.A. in chemistry from California State University, Los Angeles, and an M.A. in physcis, biology, and computer science from the University of Oregon. His hobbies include photography, calligraphy, science fiction and atrocious puns.

Deborah L. Nichols is the William J. Bryant Professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College.

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Originally published in 1905, this enlarged, comprehensive reprint edition contains some newly translated stories and four that have been retranslated into the Delaware language by some Native speakers. Adams, a historian and legal representative for the Delaware Indians before his death in 1921, attempted to preserve the culture and traditions of his people through the written word and photography. Editor Nichols is a Delaware tribal member who has written many articles on Delaware history. These 22 tales are vital because they show the importance of the natural world in Native American religion, the social customs of the Delaware, and their reverence for issues of integrity and spiritual values. These stories can also show us how certain qualities such as civility, promise keeping, and humility can enrich our sense of community. The illustrations and photographs nicely reflect the history of the Delaware during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Recommended for general readers.?Vicki Toy Smith, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
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