Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Lenape Series Bibliography


Editor's Note: For the benefit of readers who desire to know more about the Lenape Indians who once roamed the area we now call home, the following is a list of books used in the preparation of this series.

For readers who seek a basic introductory work on the subject of America's first inhabitants and the archeological science that enables us to discover details about their way of life, I recommend the late Louis A. Brennan's delightful book, No Stone Unturned (see below).

Upon moving to Croton almost a half-century ago, and after reading his fascinating work , I sought out Mr. Brennan for additional information, not knowing that he was famous for always generously sharing his wide-ranging knowledge. Later, at his invitation, I accompanied him on some of his "digs." With his sudden and untimely death in 1983, the world lost a great scientist, educator and journalist. I lost a dear friend.

I should also like to take this opportunity to thank the librarians and staff of the Croton Free Library and the Westchester Library System for their invaluable assistance in obtaining through the very efficient Interlibrary Loan system many of the following titles I consulted in writing this series:

Anderson, Fred. Cradle of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empires in North America, 1754-1766. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.

Bolton, Reginald Pelham. New York City in Indian Possession. New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, 1920.

-------. Indian Life of Long Ago in the City of New York. New York: J. Graham, 1934.

-------. Washington Heights, Manhattan, Its Eventful Past. New York: The Dyckman Institute, 1936.

Brawer, Catherine Coleman, ed. Many Trails: Indians of the Lower Hudson Valley. Katonah, N.Y.: The Katonah Gallery, 1983.

Brennan, Louis A. No Stone Unturned: An Almanac of American Prehistory. New York: Random House, 1959.

Burrows, Edward and Mike Wallace. Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Dunshee, Kenneth Holcomb. As You Pass By. New York: Hastings House, 1952.

Federal Writers' Project. Connecticut: A Guide to its Roads, Lore, and People. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1938.

-------. New York: A Guide to the Empire State. New York: Oxford University Press, 1940.

Goddard, Ives. "The Delaware Language, Past and Present," in A Delaware Indian Symposium. Harrisburg, PA: Historical and Museum Commission, 1974.

Grumet, Robert S. We Are Not Such Great Fools: Changes in Upper Delawaran Sociopolitical Life, 1630-1758. Ph.D. dissertation, Rutgers University, 1979.

-------. Native American Place Names in New York City. New York: Museum of the City of New York, 1981.

-------. "Children of Muhheahkkunnuck: A Lower River Indian History," in Many Trails: Indians of the Lower Hudson Valley. Katonah, N.Y.: The Katonah Gallery, 1983.

-------. Historic Contact: Indian People and Colonists in Today's Northeastern United States in the 16th through 18th Centuries. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.

-------, ed. Northeastern Indian Lives 1632-1816. Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.

Jameson, J. Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909.

Kammen, Michael. Colonial New York: A History. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975.

Kenney, Alice P. Stubborn for Liberty: The Dutch in New York. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1975.

Kraft, Herbert C. The Lenape: Archaeology, History, and Ethnography. Newark, N.J.: New Jersey Historical Society, 1986.

-------, ed. The Archaeology and Ethnography of the Lower Hudson Valley and Neighboring Regions: Essays in Honor of Louis A. Brennan. Bethlehem, Conn.: Archaeological Services, 1991.

-------, ed. A Delaware Indian Symposium. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1974.

Lederer, Richard M., Jr. The Place Names of Westchester County. Harrison, N.Y.: Harbor Hill Books, 1978.

Pierce, Carl Horton. New Harlem, Past and Present. New York: The Harlem Publishing Company, 1903.

Ritchie, William A. The Archaeology of New York State, Revised Edition. Harrison, N.Y.: Harbor Hill Books, 1980.

Shorto, Russell. The Island at the Center of the World. New York: Doubleday, 2004.

Smith, William, Jr. The History of the Province of New York, Vol. One: From the First Discovery to the Year 1732. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972.

Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: World Publishing Company, 1971.

Trelease, Allen W. Indian Affairs in Colonial New York. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1960.

Ultan, Lloyd. The Bronx in the Frontier Era: From the Beginning to 1696. Bronx, N.Y.: The Bronx Historical Society, 1993.

Weslager, C.A. The Delaware Indians: A History. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1972.

-------. "The Munsee, Mahican and Unami-Delaware from 1765 to the Present," in Many Trails: Indians of the Lower Hudson Valley. Katonah, N.Y.: The Katonah Gallery, 1983.

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