Lenape materials, Violetta Delafield-Benjamin Smith Barton Collection

Lenape includes: Lenni-Lenape, Delaware
Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815
Earthquakes | Folklore | Birds | Natural history | Animals--Folklore
2 items
Correspondence relating to Delawares. Two letters to John G. E. Heckewelder. The first inquires whether words for "earthquake" exist in Delaware or other Indian languages and whether there is an "earthquake theme." The second concerns whether certain objects are unequivocally Indian, and whether any species of birds is venerated or held in particular esteem by the Delawares or other Indians. [Both from originals in the Gilbert Collection, College of Physicians, Philadelphia.]
Violetta Delafield-Benjamin Smith Barton Collection Mss.B.B284d