Legends of the Delaware Indians and Picture Writing (Revised) (Iroquois and Their Neighbors) (Paperback)
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This collection of twenty-two Delaware Indian stories has long been sought out both by scholars and individuals. Beyond the lessons, the book introduces the richness of the original Delaware language to an English-speaking audience: four of these legends have been retranslated into the Delaware language by native Delaware speakers. Readers will find line-by-line translations that reveal the eventual transformation of a transliterated Delaware text into an English-language story.
About the Author
Richard C. Adams (1864-1921) was a Delaware (Lenape) Indian who devoted twenty-five years of his life to being a champion of Delaware causes. He wrote five books about the Delaware legends, religion, and traditions. Deborah Nichols is a Delaware tribal member who has contributed to the research and preservation of Delaware history, including a series of articles on the work of Richard C. Adams for the Delaware Indian News.