The Indians of New Jersey: Dickon Among the Lenapes


This is a story of the Lenape Indians—hunters, fishers, artisans-who lived in the hills and barrens, rivers and forests of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
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This is a story of the Lenape Indians—hunters, fishers, artisans-who lived in the hills and barrens, rivers and forests of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780813504254
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1963
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 974,217
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2005

    Excellent Book!

    I first read this book many years ago, when it was given to me as a sixth grader. It is a fascinating and (I think) well-researched book depicting the lifestyle of the original inhabitants of southern New Jersey. Told from the point of view of a young English boy who is shipwrecked, the story tells of the religious beliefs and ecologically sound way of life of the Lenni Lenape in a way that is never condescending. The boy, Dickon, seems to have an altogether great time living with the Lenape, and at the end, it's almost a disappointment when he is rescued by another English ship. I highly recommend this book.

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