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.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
It is valuable history from one who lived among the native peoples.
With clear descriptions and an almost overwhelming amount of understandable detail, Mr. Heckewelder brings to life the People whom he loved and understood.
I could say more, but if you enjoy history and history written by people who experienced that about which they write, get this book.
the letters at the end of the book are almost more valuable than the text. It is valuable history from one who lived among the native peoples.Published 3 months ago by Firefly
This book is an eye witness account by the Rev. John Heckewelder, a Moravian minister/missionary who lived among the Lenne Lenape in Eastern Pennsylvania in the 18th century. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Roger Converse
An amazingly real look into the life on the American Indian. Not the politically correct sanitized pabulum you normally get. From a man who has a genuine respect for the people.Published 20 months ago by Brad Binder