On Records: Delaware Indians, Colonists, and the Media of by Andrew Newman

By Andrew Newman

Bridging the fields of indigenous, early American, reminiscence, and media stories, On Records illuminates the issues of verbal exchange among cultures and throughout generations. Andrew Newman examines a number of debatable episodes within the old narrative of the Delaware (Lenape) Indians, together with the tales in their primordial migration to settle a place of birth spanning the Delaware and Hudson Rivers, the coming of the Dutch and the 1st colonial land fraud, William Penn’s founding of Pennsylvania with an excellent Treaty of Peace, and the “infamous” 1737 Pennsylvania jogging Purchase.

As Newman demonstrates, the hunt for excellent records—authentic, authoritative, and aim, anchored long ago but intelligible to the present—has haunted ancient actors and students alike. but with out “proof,” how do we comprehend what quite occurred? On Records articulates superb connections between colonial records, recorded oral traditions, and fabric and visible cultures. Its entire, probing research of old facts yields a multifaceted realizing of occasions and divulges new insights into the divergent stories of a shared past.

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