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Product Details

  • Paperback: 468 pages
  • Publisher: Ulan Press (August 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009UTU6LK
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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About the Author

John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder (1743–1823) was an English native, a cooper, and a Moravian missionary. He assisted at several treaties during the French and Indian War and worked as a postmaster, a justice of the peace, and an associate justice of the court of common pleas in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In the latter part of his life, he was devoted to literary work, and became known for his research and works on Native Americans.

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It is valuable history from one who lived among the native peoples.
Firefly
With clear descriptions and an almost overwhelming amount of understandable detail, Mr. Heckewelder brings to life the People whom he loved and understood.
Heather McAmis
I could say more, but if you enjoy history and history written by people who experienced that about which they write, get this book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Heather McAmis on February 7, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This excellent book gives a keen insight into the lives of the Delaware People. As a missionary to the American Indians in the early 1700's, John Heckewelder set to understanding these people inorder to bring to them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This book was actually written to his supporters not only for them to understand what he was doing, but also to train other missionaries before sending them into the wilderness. With clear descriptions and an almost overwhelming amount of understandable detail, Mr. Heckewelder brings to life the People whom he loved and understood. It is a great resource for novelists with not only the descriptions of everyday life as well as special situations or celebrations, but he also adds in the back a vocabulary and phrase listing that is most helpful. He covers every part of their lives~ food, marriage, birth and death and every thing in between With his understanding of The People, and the way they think, he has brought to light many of the reasons behind the wars between the whites and Indians for the generations that followed. If only the men of his time had tried to understand The People as he did, perhaps many a death would have been avoided. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the TRUTH about how the Deleware People lived in the 1700's.
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This is a true and very interesting account of the American Indians of the northeastern United States during the 1700's. I'd heard of John Heckewelder before, and I knew he'd been a missionary among the Indians. So, when I discovered he'd written this book, I couldn't wait to get it. And, I must say, I have enjoyed it a great deal because he knew the people and the customs about which he writes personally. I'd not realized it until reading this book, but the Indians kept very detailed accounts of their removal from lands in the East, Pennsylvania to Ohio and points west. The author also describes their religious beliefs, which sound amazingly like many other religions, including Christianity.He gives an interesting account, too, of the histories and origins of the various tribes in the northeast at the time, the Mohican, Delaware and others. I could say more, but if you enjoy history and history written by people who experienced that about which they write, get this book. You will enjoy it as much as I do.
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This is one of the best 18th century books about American Indians, written by a Moravian missionary who traveled throughout the mid-west (at that time the far west) and spent his time with the Indians.
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A well written account by a person who actually travelled among the Delawares .
for 50 years during the 18 th century.
It covers areas of their culture that few have commented upon . I thought I knew
all there was to know about the Iraquois , but learned some things from this book .
The only disappointment was that some of the chapters were superficial , but the
fact that the information was not clouded by the passage of time makes it that much
more reliable .
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