Long Journey Home: Oral Histories of Contemporary Delaware Indians

Long Journey Home: Oral Histories of Contemporary Delaware Indians

By: James W. Brown (editor), Rita T. Kohn (editor)Hardback

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Through first-person accounts, Long Journey Home presents the stories of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware Tribe. These oral histories, which span the post-Civil War era to the present, are gathered into four sections and tell of personal and tribal events as they unfold over time and place. The history of the Lenape is one of forced displacement, from their original tribal home along the eastern seaboard into Pennsylvania, continuing with a series of displacements in Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, and the Indian Territory. For the group of Lenape interviewed for this book, home is now the area around Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The stories of their long journey have been handed down and remain part of the tribe's collective memory and bring an unforgettable immediacy to the tale of the Lenape. Above all they make clear that the history of seven generations remains very much alive.

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James W. Brown is Executive Associate Dean and directs the journalism program at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. He lives in Fishers, Indiana. Rita T. Kohn is Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, and a senior writer for NUVO. She is author of many books and plays, including Always a People: Oral Histories of Contemporary Woodland Indians. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Contents Foreword / Michael Pace Preface: Home Acknowledgments Introduction: Historical Information about the Lenape / Deborah Nichols-Ledermann and James A. Rementer (Moosh-hah-kwee-nund) Part 1. Indian Pioneer Collection Henry Armstrong Rosa Stephenson Conner Katie (Whiteturkey) Day (Ka-tel-mah) Julia A. Hall Sol C. Ketchum Eliza Journeycake Minshall Isaac Secondine T. Wyman Thompson Cyrus Washington Reverend C. C. Wilson Part 2. 1968 Interviews Anna Anderson Davis Nora Thompson Dean Fred Falleaf Part 3. 1995 Interviews Mary Townsend Crow Milligan Mary Louise Skye Watters and Laura Watters Maynor Part 4. Contemporary Interviews Dan Arnold Joe Baker Reverend Eddie Barnes Howard Barnes Ray Barnes Janifer Brown Connie Collier Don Collier Doug Donnell Pamela Diane Elvington Annette Ketchum Dee Ketchum Lewis Ketchum Beverly McLaughlin Joanna J. Nichol Deborah Nichols-Ledermann Mike Pace Jenifer Pechonick Pate Paula Martin Pechonick Jim Rementer DeAnn Ketchum Sears Don Secondine Jack Tatum Kala Ketchum Thomas Whitney Thomas Leonard Thompson Jess Townsend Joyce Williams Edward Wilson Will Wilson Curtis Zunigha Roundtable Discussion on the Lenape Program at Conner Prairie Living Museum, Fishers, Indiana List of References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780253349682
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780253349682
  • weight: 1393
  • ISBN10: 0253349680

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