A NARRATIVE OF THE MISSION OF THE UNITED BRETHREN AMONG THE DELAWARE AND MOHEGAN INDIANS FROM ITS COMMENCEMENT IN THE YEAR 1740, TO THE CLOSE OF THE YEAR 1808.

By: HECKEWELDER, JOHN (Gottlieb Ernestus)

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8vo (9¼” x 6"). pp. xii, [17] - 429, [3]. Large Paper issue.

Original blue paper covered boards rebacked in white canvas cloth with the original paper spine label attached. Errata. Includes engraved frontis. with tissue guard.

Written three years before Heckewelder's death, this account is of his 40 years of work as a missionary among the Delaware and Mohegan tribes of the United States. It is a continuous narrative, without chapter division that was written from memory.

This is a "simple story of work among the Indians and a plain statement of the cruelty of the white settlers and the persecutions to which both missionaries and Christian Indians were subjected. The conduct of the latter through all of this shows the milder side of the Indian character." - Larned. "Heckewelder's narrative is a full and undoubtedly faithful record of all the details of the Mission, its wonderful success and its appalling destruction. He was able to give a thousand particulars from personal experience, and it is at once an interesting story abounding in veritable incidents, and a valuable history, fortified by impregnable facts." -Field. Considered by Howes to be the "standard authority on the Moravian missions in Pennsylvania, Ohio, etc."

A very good+ rebacked copy with the original blue paper covered boards; rubbing to the edges; isolated instances of foxing throughout; moderate foxing on the paste downs. Scarce.American imprints, 1556; Field 678; Howes, 392; Larned 650

Title: A NARRATIVE OF THE MISSION OF THE UNITED BRETHREN AMONG THE DELAWARE AND MOHEGAN INDIANS FROM ITS COMMENCEMENT IN THE YEAR 1740, TO THE CLOSE OF THE YEAR 1808.

Author Name: HECKEWELDER, JOHN (Gottlieb Ernestus)

Categories: OHIO RIVER VALLEY -- DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL, Moravian Church--Missions, EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT, Mohegan Indians--Missions, Delaware Indians--Missions,

Edition: First

Publisher: Philadelphia, M'Carty & Davis: 1820

Binding: Quarter cloth over paper covered boards

Book Condition: Near fine

Seller ID: 2978

Keywords: early american imprint moravian church delaware indians mohegan indians american missionary