Date Approved

5-31-1996

Embargo Period

9-2-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School and Public Librarianship

Department

Special Educational Services/Instruction

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Pauly, Regina

Subject(s)

Delaware Indians--Bibliography; Delaware Indians--History

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

The purpose of this history and bibliography is to promote knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the Lenni Lenape. This goal will be accomplished by increasing the public's awareness of the availability of materials concerning the Lenape. Through this awareness it will become possible for people to access previously unknown sources.

The historical data covers what is known of the Paleo-Indians up through the arrival of the first European colonists and the final migration of the Lenape people. This coverage includes the controversial Wallum Olum. The bibliography and appendices are divided into sections in order to allow the reader to locate information more easily.

These materials could be used to give people a better understanding of the place of the Lenni Lenape in the history of North America and subsequently the United States. Present day Lenape would be able to use the data to trace their heritage in written form and to appreciate their unique contributions to society.

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