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#1 Nov-08-2013 10:55:pm

Suckachsinheet
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New book inoking the culture of the Lenape

Here's a fun piece of curiousness I stumbled across tonight:

http://hearthmoonblog.com/a-nation-of-w … ur-review/

Aside from the outright twinkieness of the blog site itself, the first question that occurs to me is if the author has any idea where the designator "nation of women" came from.

Sschkaak...Piney... go for it!!


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#2 Nov-08-2013 11:01:pm

NanticokePiney
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Re: New book inoking the culture of the Lenape

yikes......uuuhhhhh....now my head really hurts.....


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#3 Nov-09-2013 07:25:am

sschkaak
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Re: New book inoking the culture of the Lenape

I don't know what to think of this reviewer, and I haven't read the book, yet.  I understand, however, that Gunlog Fur is a well-regarded scholar, generally.  I know she had some e-mail correspondence with an expert on Lenape culture AFTER the book was published, and most--but, not all--of her observations seem to have been pretty good.  She could have avoided a couple mistakes by consulting that person, beforehand.  From the few pages of her book I've seen, all her statements are well-documented with primary source citations.  I do find it a little difficult to believe that she didn't start out to make this a gender-based study, since her other books are all in that genre.  Still, that doesn't mean it's a bad book.  I hope to get to read it, someday, so I can make a better assessment.  One footnote, in the little section I read, does a good job of countering Marshall Becker's assertion that the Lenape were just hunter-gatherers wandering about foraging for food, by citing many early sources documenting their agriculture.  Gotta like her, for that, at least!

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#4 Nov-09-2013 08:55:pm

NanticokePiney
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Re: New book inoking the culture of the Lenape

I was talking about the source website. "Paint a Pretty Picture Pagan".  Freyja AKA Nerthus demanded human sacrifice, not "Peace and Love". Meh!yikes


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