Delaware Indians

Delaware Indians

Eastern Fishermen and Farmers

by Sonia Bleeker, Patricia Boodell (Illustrator)
1967 Printing, ©1953, Item: 86776
Hardcover, 160 pages
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For the sixth volume in her authoritative series about North American Indians, Miss Bleeker has chosen a tribe whose former territory is now Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and southern New York. The fishing, clamming, hunting, and canoeing of these Indians, who lived near the Atlantic Ocean and along the Delaware River, are described in interesting detail. Sea shells were ready at hand for making wampum. Ocean breezes, warm rains favorable for the growing of crops, and plentiful sea food gave them a relatively pleasant and easy life.

This important tribe's typical habits and customs, legends and ceremonies, are presented throughout the eyes of one particular family and its children. The history of the Delaware - including a graphic picture of their happy relations with William Penn - is brought up to the present day.

–From the dust jacket

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