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The Delaware Indians : A History

C.A. Weslager

ISBN 10: 0813507022 / ISBN 13: 9780813507026
Published by Rutgers University Press, 1972
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Grey/black cloth covered boards, white lettering on spine, bright & square; khaki/tan dustjacket, white black & orange lettering, b&w photo of wood carved totem, light rubbing to edges & scuffing, in new mylar; map on endpapers; 546 pgs., index, 11 appendices, 3 maps, 26 photographs & drawings, notes; absolutely clean & tight, no previous owner markings. Book weighs over 1 kilo before wrapping ; extra shipping may be required. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 014538

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Title: The Delaware Indians : A History

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 2nd Ptg..

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"One of the best tribal histories . . . the product of decades of study by a layman archeologist-historian. With a rich blend of archeology, anthropology, Indian oral traditions (he gives us one of the best accounts of the Walum Olum, the fascinating hieroglyphics depicting the tribal origins of the Delaware), and documentary research, Weslager writes for the general reader as well as the scholar."--American Historical Review In the seventeenth century white explorers and settlers encountered a tribe of Indians calling themselves Lenni Lenape along the Delaware River and its tributaries in New Jersey, Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania, and southeastern New York. Today communities of their descendants, known as Delawares, are found in Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Ontario, and individuals of Delaware ancestry are mingled with the white populations in many other states. The Delaware Indians is the first comprehensive account of what happened to the main body of the Delaware Nation over the past three centuries. C. A. Weslager puts into perspective the important events in United States history in which the Delawares participated and he adds new information about the Delawares. He bridges the gap between history and ethnology by analyzing the reasons why the Delawares were repeatedly victimized by the white man.

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