The Indians of New Jersey: Dickon Among the Lenapes

The Indians of New Jersey: Dickon Among the Lenapes

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by M. R. Harrington
     
 

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Here is a story of the Lenape Indians who lived in what is now New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. It describes their culture, crafts, and language as no other book has done. Hunters, fishers, artisans of flint and skins and basketry, tellers of traditional tales, dwellers in a region of hills and barrens, of rivers and forests, they had developed a way of life

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Here is a story of the Lenape Indians who lived in what is now New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. It describes their culture, crafts, and language as no other book has done. Hunters, fishers, artisans of flint and skins and basketry, tellers of traditional tales, dwellers in a region of hills and barrens, of rivers and forests, they had developed a way of life adjusted to the world around them.

In presenting the lore and heritage of the Lenapes, Dr. M.R. Harrington does so through the eyes of a shipwrecked English boy who became a captive of the Indians, and was eventually adopted into the tribe. The narrative is lively reading, and the facts on which it is based are accurate. With the accompanying Clarence Ellsworth line drawings, the reader can understand and even reproduce many of the objects the author describes: the Lenape bows and arrows, muccasins and mats, baskets and bowls.

This new edition is a reissue of an often asked for an unavailable New Jersey classic, first published in 1938.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813504254
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1963
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
782,722
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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The Indians of New Jersey: Dickon among the Lenapes 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
pm42 More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my fourth grade class when I was teaching years ago. The students loved the interesting narrative which involves a shipwrecked boy from England who lives among the Indians.
Lorry90 More than 1 year ago
It is to be a Christmas present.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.