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
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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Table of Contents:
  • Richard C. Adams, "Representing the Delaware Indians" / Deborah Nichols
  • The story of Wa-e-aqon-oo-kase
  • A Delaware Indian courtship
  • The little warrior
  • Schooling of the braves
  • The long fast, or The Indian chief turned to a robin
  • The legend of the Great Bear
  • Gread Naked or Hairless Bear
  • The story of Hingue-kee-shu, Bigmoon afterwards Rainmaker
  • The stork of Mek-ke-hap-pa
  • Che-py-yah-poo-thwah
  • The moccasin game
  • The battle with the monster
  • Wa-Sha-Xnend, or the man they cannot hold
  • The warrior and the eagle
  • The hunter and the owl
  • The little boy and the bears
  • A-le-pah-qua, the woman with the two plants
  • The clans.
  • New views of the origin of the tribes and nations of America / Benjamin Smith Barton, M.D.
  • The legend of the Yah Qua Whee or Mastodon
  • The legend of alliance of the Delawares and Cherokees
  • Autobiography of John Hill
  • Appendixes: A. The Delaware stories of Richard C. Adams / James Rementer
  • B. The hunter and the owl, translated into Lenape / Nora Thompson Dean
  • C. The story of Hingue-kee-shu, Bigmoon afterwards Rainmaker, translated into Lenape / Lucy Parks Blalock
  • D. Che-py-yah-poo-thwah, translated into Lenape / Lucy Parks Blalock
  • E. The warrior and the eagle, translated into Lenape / Lucy Parks Blalock.