Names Which the Lenni Lennape or Delaware Indians Gave to Rivers, Streams and Localities, Within the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia: With Their Significations, Prepared for the Transactions of the Moravian Historical Society Fr William C Reichel

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Names Which the Lenni Lennape or Delaware Indians Gave to Rivers, Streams and Localities, Within the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia: With Their Significations, Prepared for the Transactions of the Moravian Historical Society Fr  by  William C Reichel

Names Which the Lenni Lennape or Delaware Indians Gave to Rivers, Streams and Localities, Within the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia: With Their Significations, Prepared for the Transactions of the Moravian Historical Society Fr by William C Reichel
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Excerpt from Names Which the Lenni Lennape or Delaware Indians Gave to Rivers, Streams and Localities, Within the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia: With Their Significations, Prepared for the Transactions of the MoravianMoreExcerpt from Names Which the Lenni Lennape or Delaware Indians Gave to Rivers, Streams and Localities, Within the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia: With Their Significations, Prepared for the Transactions of the Moravian Historical Society From a Ms. By John HeckewelderWhen Mr. Heckewelder undertook to restore the mutilated forms of Indian appellations of mountains, rivers and localities current among the whites of his time, and then to point out their significance, he did a work for which he is entitled to grateful remembrance.

These names are now no longer empty sounds. They have become as it were living things, endowed with the faculty of speech. Transformed by him into tutelary spirits, they cling like dryads and hamadryads to the inanimate objects to which they were long ago attached, and keep watch over the artless records inscribed upon them by another race of men. Some fix the localities of events that belong to the history of nations or of incidents that occurred in the experience of individuals, - some the favorite haunts of the animals of the chase or the habitat of those spontaneous products of nature which ministered to the Indians daily wants- others afford us glimpses of his sylvan life when on the hunt or on the war-path, or are descriptive of peculiarities in the landscape, of its flora or of its fauna- while together they people portions of our country with historical recollections of their former occupants which would otherwise have been inevitably lost.In preparing this paper, the editor took some liberties with Mr.

Heckewelders MS., deeming it desirable to avoid repetitions, to abbreviate modes of expression where it could be done without involving a sacrifice of the compilers meaning, and to adapt topographical descriptions to the geography of the present day. An alphabetical arrangement of the names suggested itself at once as the most convenient for reference.

The historical annotations were drawn from a variety of trustworthy sources, and whilst in their selection preference was given to such matter as belongs to Moravian history, the attempt was made in all cases to adduce the earliest use or mention on record of the names under consideration.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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