Legends of the Delaware Indians and picture writing [electronic resource]

This collection of Delaware legends has long been out of print. Originally published in 1905, this collection of authentic Delaware legends has long been sought both by scholars and individuals who cherish the lessons these tales impart. Stories such as "The Hunter and the Owl" teach us th...

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Main Author: Adams, Richard C. 1864-1921.
Contributors: N
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Delaware
Published: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1997.
Edition:1st ed.
Series:Iroquois and
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Online Access:HathiTrust Digital Library, Limited view (search only)
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Summary: This collection of Delaware legends has long been out of print. Originally published in 1905, this collection of authentic Delaware legends has long been sought both by scholars and individuals who cherish the lessons these tales impart. Stories such as "The Hunter and the Owl" teach us the importance of keeping a promise. The legend "A-le-pah-qua, The Woman with the Two Plants" demonstrates how we should not abuse the powers we are given. This book does much more than introduce 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.
Item Description: Originally published: Washington, D.C., 1905.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xlv, 115 pages) : illustrations
Format: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-115).