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Sort order. Aug 27, Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it Shelves: native-americans , history. This work is a evaluation of the history and culture of the Native Americans of the Delaware River valleys. Their relationships with other native groups and the whites are discussed in detail. A good read for those interested in Native Americans.
Sydney rated it it was amazing Oct 27, Dawn rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Katie rated it it was ok Oct 08, Sally Settle rated it liked it Sep 27, Fenton Hardy rated it liked it Sep 21, JoAnn Brown rated it liked it Jul 21, Bill rated it did not like it Jan 27, Kim rated it liked it Jan 06, Ben Pisani rated it liked it Nov 05, Devin rated it really liked it Aug 08, Lauren rated it liked it Jul 25, For recent scholarship on music in the context of early missions in the Northeast, see Olivia A.
A number of texts have informed our work. On the relationship of settler colonialism and Indigenous Studies, see J. We have found the work of Native literary critics particularly helpful. See especially Craig S. Teuton Norman, Okla. Alyssa Mt. We have used Mohican throughout this article because it—along with Mohheconnuck —is how the community today refers to itself in common usage. The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans has federally recognized tribal status.
Bowler, Wis. For the history of the formation of the Stockbridge Mohican community and the ongoing ties between Stockbridge and Shekomeko, see Wheeler, To Live upon Hope , chaps.
For a discussion of the relationship among the Algonquian languages of the Hudson River valley, see Carl Masthay, ed. Groups of tribal youth and elders took at least twenty research trips beginning in ; see Davids, Brief History , 8. If we had not consulted the Arvid E. We would especially like to thank Nathalee Kristianson and Yvette Malone for calling our attention to these sources.
Masthay describes his efforts to help make the Moravian records accessible to the Stockbridge community in the introduction to his volume: Carl Masthay, [ed. Louis, Mo.
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Masthay is a self-trained linguist who served as a Chinese translator in the s with the U. Air Force and spent a career as a medical manuscript editor while working on linguistics projects related to Mohican and Kaskaskia-Illinois.
Louis] Riverfront Times , Mar. In an email, Masthay expressed skepticism that the music could be reunited with the hymn texts Masthay, email communication to Rachel Wheeler, Apr. In some cases where I understood the Mahican words, I tried to modify the translation toward the Mahican meaning, but generally the missionaries adapted the German hymns to the needs of the Indians so much that some Mahican hymns are but pale reflections, especially when one compares an available English version.
To the nonlinguist, the linguistic markings to guide pronunciation are a foreign language in themselves. Another appeal of focusing on the Munsee language for some members of the community is that the project relies on living speakers rather than on missionary records.follow link
The Munsee Indians : A History
Grumet, ed. Before entering graduate school, Chris worked with the Indigenous Language Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in that capacity participated in a workshop held by the Oneida Nation. While there, he was approached by Stockbridge Mohican citizen Larry Madden for help with pronunciation.
That work led Chris to enter a doctoral program in linguistics, where he has continued his scholarship on Mohican. Paul A. Wallace published two articles detailing the scope of the Moravian materials and the type of humanizing study they support. For archivist Kenneth G. For mention of the grant, see Moravian Magazine 97, no.
Mohican-language materials continue to be discovered in the Moravian congregational collections in Bethlehem. During a research trip in October , archivist Paul Peucker brought to our attention additional Mohican-language hymns he had recently located elsewhere in the Moravian collections. During the same trip, we also uncovered significant new material related to the Shekomeko community within the Bethlehem Synod records.
The original card index, once turned into a book, totaled nearly 1, pages, about of them an alphabetical index of references to Native individuals. Each page has roughly 20 index cards, and each card has 3—5 references, pointing to the box, folder, item, and date of reference, including a short description. In , the archives entered an agreement with Gale Cengage Learning to digitize the mission collection.
This monumental scanning effort has made the collection more widely accessible to researchers, although it exists behind a paywall. Relevant works drawing from the Moravian Mission collection include James H. Roeber, ed. Martii st. A fifth version can be found in a folder containing Delaware-language materials and was only discovered in the summer of unnamed booklet of hymns, MissInd The photocopy of the Herrnhut manuscript can be found at MissInd It took me one month to convert it to a usable state. Miller Library, Bowler, Wis. The following month, Masthay wrote excitedly to Miller to let her know he had just received a copy of the hymn booklet from the Herrnhut archives; Masthay to Miller, Mar.
Our thanks go to Yvette Malone for calling our attention to these letters. Benjamin Franklin published the minutes of the synod in German in Authentische Relation. Philadelphia, He was part of a failed Moravian settlement in Georgia before joining the community at Bethlehem.
He died in Shekomeko on Feb. William C. Reichel, Memorials of the Moravian Church Philadelphia, , Christian Ignatius La Trobe London, , pt. Bethlehem was on Lenape lands that had been acquired in the fraudulent Walking Purchase of Although the Moravians were not a part of that transaction, they were among the beneficiaries, a contributing factor to significant Lenape opposition to the Moravian mission project. The circumstances were quite different for the Mohicans, who first encountered the Moravian missionaries in a context in which they appeared to be potential allies against exploitative white neighbors.
Wheeler, To Live upon Hope , chap. They would take the names Johannes and Abraham in baptism. A thought-provoking and well-researched study, Lenape Country successfully weaves together significant themes and rich historical details about people and places in the valley of the Lenapewihittuck. Amy C. Jasmine Nichole Cobb views early photography as an especially potent visual technology for the expression of black agency.
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