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Indians in Pennsylvania

Paul A. W. Wallace

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$14.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-89271-017-1

212 pages
6" × 9"
25 b&w illustrations/6 maps
1981
Distributed by the Penn State Press for Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Second Edition

Indians in Pennsylvania

Paul A. W. Wallace

This classic study of the history of Pennsylvania’s Indians, from the time of the European contact forward, was originally published in 1961. This second edition has been revised and updated to incorporate more modern content while keeping Wallace’s classic voice and unique perspective. This accessible work explores the primary groups of Indian peoples most important to Pennsylvania’s history—its most prevalent, primarily the Delaware or Lenni Lenape and the Susquehannock people, and the outside groups that had the largest impact upon Pennsylvania, primarily the neighboring Iroquois and refugee groups such as the Shawnee. The volume explores customs, governance, belief systems, conflict, migration, and policy, among many other topics. Sympathetic and balanced, this book has long been considered one of the best books on the Indian peoples of Pennsylvania.

 

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This classic study of the history of Pennsylvania’s Indians, from the time of the European contact forward, was originally published in 1961. This second edition has been revised and updated to incorporate more modern content while keeping Wallace’s classic voice and unique perspective. This accessible work explores the primary groups of Indian peoples most important to Pennsylvania’s history—its most prevalent, primarily the Delaware or Lenni Lenape and the Susquehannock people, and the outside groups that had the largest impact upon Pennsylvania, primarily the neighboring Iroquois and refugee groups such as the Shawnee. The volume explores customs, governance, belief systems, conflict, migration, and policy, among many other topics. Sympathetic and balanced, this book has long been considered one of the best books on the Indian peoples of Pennsylvania.

Paul A. W. Wallace (d. 1967) was a noted anthropologist and historian who served on the staff of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission from 1957 to 1965. He was the author of numerous volumes on the history of the Indians in Pennsylvania during the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s.