of Landmark 1943 book to debut at Nanticoke Pow Wow
Delaware's Forgotten Folk was originally published in 1943, and was the first book penned by one of Delaware's most popular and collectible authors the late C. A. Weslager. Between 1943 and 1989 Weslager wrote over 15 books on the State, including several about the Native American and tri-racial populations. Weslager passed away in August 1994.
Delaware's Forgotten Folk was considered ground breaking because it was one of the first books to document the lives of these unique groups. Because there has only been one previous limited reissue (in 1972), few copies of this book are currently available to the public. On-line collectible prices for either edition of the book range up to several hundred dollars
In late June the Nanticoke Indian Association contacted the University of Pennsylvania Press to request that they reissue the book to make it available for their annual Pow Wow, as well as the Nanticoke Indian Museum Gift Shop (Millsboro). The Association was motivated by a continuing effort to enhance the historical knowledge of new generations of Nanticokes, Moors, & Lenapes (a related tribe), as well as the general population. The limited availability of the previous editions was seen as a barrier to that effort.
Nanticoke Chief James "Tee" Norwood indicated that "there is a great deal of interest in this book among the tribe members. We wanted it reissued to make the information more accessible." William H. Daisey, a Nanticoke Tribal Council member stated "preserving and sharing Nanticoke history is an important part of our mission. Helping to make this book available facilitates that objective." The Nanticoke Indian Association even provided the cover photography (Dionne Williford & Linden Harmon, Photographers).
landmark publication is being reissued (as a "limited" release)
for the first time in 34 years due to the collaboration of the Nanticoke
Indian Association, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. The
paperback edition will retail for about $20.00, and is expected to
be distributed to other fine bookstores in the region later in the
year. For further information contact: Ellen Trachtenberg email@example.com.
Indian Association www.nanticokeindians.org
Contains a list of Weslager's historical works
Price: $15.50 and shipping charge is an additional $3.00.
READ IT HERE:
OUT OF PRINT
of Sussex County, Delaware, Vols 1 & 2
(not limited to "mixed-blood" persons)
Records of Sussex County Delaware
Scanned by Barbara Johnson, who says:
"I have a number of marriages, banns, births deaths in a book --
is indexed for names. The book is a history of Sussex Co from