OA and Lenni Lenape
Fri, 14 Oct 1994 08:16:29 -0700
I forgot to put this into my last post, so it has become a seperate one.
It is my impression that the use of the Lenni Lenape by the OA owes a
great deal to the author James Fennimore Cooper, who chronicled the death
of the Deleware Confederacy in the early part of his series of "Leather-
Stockin" books. (The Last of the Mohicans, The Deerslayer, etc.)
The Legend that is normally recited as the origin of the OA sounds almost
as if it were written by H.W. Longfellow. It uses his meter and rhyming
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