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Delaware's Forgotten Folk: The Story of the Moors & Nanticokes

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It is offered not as a textbook nor as a scientific discussion, but merely as reading entertainment founded on the life history, social struggle, and customs of a little-known people.--From the PrefaceC. A. Weslager's Delaware's Forgotten Folk chronicles the history of the Nanticoke Indians and the Cheswold Moors, from John Smith's first encounter with the Nanticokes along the Kuskakarawaok River in 1608, to the struggles faced by these uniquely multiracial communities amid the racial and social tensions of mid-twentieth-century America. It explores the legend surrounding the origin of the two distinct but intricately intertwined groups, focusing on how their uncommon racial heritage--white, black, and Native American--shaped their identity within society and how their traditional culture retained its significance into their present.Weslager's demonstrated command of available information and his familiarity with the people themselves bespeak his deep respect for the Moor and Nanticoke communities. What began as a curious inquiry into the overlooked peoples of the Delaware River Valley developed into an attentive and thoughtful study of a distinct group of people struggling to remain a cultural community in the face of modern opposition. Originally published in 1943, Delaware's Forgotten Folk endures as one of the fundamental volumes on understanding the life and history of the Nanticoke and Moor peoples.

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"It is offered not as a textbook nor as a scientific discussion, but merely as reading entertainment founded on the life history, social struggle, and customs of a little-known people."--From the Preface

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"By carefully searching old state records and antiquated sources, by utilizing all possible anthropological findings, and by making close ethnological investigation among the people themselves, he has prepared a study of profound sociological significance."--"Pennsylvania History"

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ISBN:
9780812219838
Author:
Weslager, C. A.
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Photographer:
Alexander, L. T.
Illustrator:
Swientochowski, John
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Indians of North America - Delaware - History
Subject:
Nanticoke Indians - Delaware - History
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
215
Dimensions:
8.54x5.64x.60 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "By carefully searching old state records and antiquated sources, by utilizing all possible anthropological findings, and by making close ethnological investigation among the people themselves, he has prepared a study of profound sociological significance."--"Pennsylvania History"
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