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On Records Delaware Indians, Colonists, and the Media of History and Memory

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ISBN-10: 0803239866

ISBN-13: 9780803239869

Edition: 2012

Authors: Andrew Newman

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Bridging the fields of indigenous, early American, memory, and media studies,On Recordsilluminates the problems of communication between cultures and across generations. Andrew Newman examines several controversial episodes in the historical narrative of the Delaware (Lenape) Indians, including the stories of their primordial migration to settle a homeland spanning the Delaware and Hudson Rivers, the arrival of the Dutch and the first colonial land fraud, William Penn’s founding of Pennsylvania with a Great Treaty of Peace, and the “infamous” 1737 Pennsylvania Walking Purchase.As Newman demonstrates, the quest for ideal records—authentic, authoritative, and objective, anchored in the past…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 12/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Andrew J. Newman is Lecturer in Islamic Studies and Persian in the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

List of illustrations
Lenape Annals
An Account of a Tradition
The Most Valuable Record
Writings and Deeds
Afterword: A Chain of Memory