For this episode, we will explore the Legend of Danskammer, a point on New York’s Hudson River that is remembered for being an ancient ritual site of the Lenape. With help from Native American author and historian, Evan Pritchard, we will explore the Lenape worldview and learn about the rituals that horrified the colonial Dutch into believing they were devil worship. Hear tales of sacrifice and superstition and learn how this site has defined the various phases of the Hudson River.
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Evan Pritchard Resources
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- History of the Indian tribes of Hudson’s River : their origin, manners and customs, tribal and sub-tribal organizations, wars, treaties, etc., etc. by Edward Manning Ruttenber
- The Hudson, from The Wilderness to the Sea by Benson Lossing
- History of the town of Marlborough, Ulster County, New York, from its earliest discovery by C.M. Woolsey
- History of the county, of Orange: with a history of the town and city of Newburgh by Edward Manning Ruttenber
- Myths and Legends of Our Own Land by Charles Skinner
- The History of Ulster County by Alphonso Clearwater
- The voyages of David de Vries, navigator and adventurer by Charles McKew Parr
- Manhattan to Minisink: American Indian Place Names of Greater New York and Vicinity by Robert S. Grumet
- Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York: new ser., v. 2 . Documents relating to the history and settlements of the towns along the Hudson and Mohawk rivers (with the exception of Albany), from 1630 to 1684, 1881
- Day Before Yesterday: Reminisces of a Varied Life by David Maitland Armstrong