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Alternate forms: Lenape, Iroquois
Date: 1781-1819 and undated
Contributor: Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823 | Green, Daniel (Mohawk) | Killbuck, John (William Henry) | Beaver, Mr. | Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808 | Miller, Samuel | Hopocan, approximately 1725-1794 (Captain Pipe)
Subject: Government relations | Linguistics | Missions | Social life and customs | Pennsylvania--History | Moravians
Extent: 16 items
Description: These items includes notes, letters, and essays on the history, manners, and languages of Native Americans, particularly the Delawares, sent by Heckewelder to the Committee and to members of the American Philosophical Society. Contains answers to queries, historical material (such as the arrival of Europeans; relations between the Delawares and Six Nations), Indian speeches, replies to letters of Peter S. Du Ponceau, references to Swedish-Lenape translations, Indian writing, translations of English into Indian languages. Mentions Delaware informants, both named and unnamed.
Collection: Communications to the Historical and Literary Committee of the American Philosophical Society, 1816-1821 (Mss.970.1.H35c)
Contributor: Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996 | Longbone, Willie | Goddard, Ives, 1941- | Miller, Wick R.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: The most significant Delaware materials in Mary Haas' collection are pages from a field notebook recorded with Willy Longbones, likely during the 1930s in Eufaula, Oklahoma, containing paradigms of verbs, locatives, interrogatives, possessives, adjectives, and numbers (Series 2). She later incorporated these into comparative linguistic work as lexical slip files (Series 9), as well as corresponding with Ives Goddard (Series 1).
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)