Beautifully and authentically narrated, these stories tell among other things, of how Nanapush, the Grandfather of Beings and Men, created the earth upon the back of a great turtle; of how Mànàka’has the Rainbow Crow, flew to the twelfth heaven to receive the gift of fire from the Creator; and of how the Lenapé people came to live along the eastern seaboard of what is now known as the United States.
About the Author
Hitakonanu'laxk (Tree Beard), a chief of the Lenapé Nation, has done extensive research, among his people and in private and government archives, to recover and re-tell the tales collected in The Grandfathers Speak.
“The importance of this well-researched work lies in its recording of the Lenapé legends, which have been gathered and presented here in their entirety for the first time... Recommended...”
"Here are 24 gracefully told stories of the Lenapé... [This collection] begins to fill a hole in documentation of the Lenapé peoples.”