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TOUCHING LEAVES COMPANY

927 E. Portland Ave.
Dewey, OK 74029

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Mini - Catalog for 1998


LATEST ITEM

NEW PUBLICATION

LEGENDS OF THE DELAWARE INDIANS
AND PICTURE WRITING

by Richard C. Adams, ed. by Deborah Nichols

Legends of the Delaware Indians and Picture
Writing was originally published in 1905, and this
collection of Lenape (Delaware) legends has long
been sought both by scholars and individuals who
cherish the lessons these tales impart.
Stories such as "The Little Boy and the Bears"
teach the importance of keeping a promise, and
why we should say only what we mean.
This book also introduces the richness of the
original Delaware language to English speakers.
Four of these legends have been retranslated into the
Delaware language by native Delaware speakers.
Richard C. Adams (1864-1921), a Delaware, sought
to preserve the vanishing culture and traditions of
his people through his writings. 128 pages, Hardbound.

Catalog no. 503-080. . . (Regular price $25.95)
Introductory Special Price $20.00

MORE TITLES NEW TO OUR CATALOG

KING OF THE DELAWARES:
TEEDYUSCUNG, 1700-1763


by Anthony F. C. Wallace

A splendid work about a Delaware leader at a
critical time in Delaware history, it is much more
than the biography the title suggests. One of the
most cited books in Delaware Indian studies. It is
also a key source for Northeastern Woodland
Indian Ethnohistory. Softbound, 328 pages.

Catalog no. 503-081 . . . . . . . . . $16.00

A NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF MRS.
MARY JEMISON


by James F. Seaver

Jemison's narrative offers a rare view of a white
woman who spent virtually all her life among the
Indians. Taken prisoner as a teenager in 1758 by
Shawnees, who killed her family, Jemison was
then adopted by two Seneca sisters. She
remained with them, until her marriage to a
Delaware, and after his death, a Seneca. A
decade before her death in 1833, she told her
story to Seaver, a western New York doctor,
who lets Mary tell her own story, blanching
neither her fulfilling life nor her travail. Softbound,
200 pages.

Catalog no. 503-082 . . . . . . . . . . $14.00

NATIVE AMERICAN GREETINGS T-SHIRT


The front of this beautiful tan colored shirt says
"Hello" and the back says "Farewell" (or their
equivalents ) in 15 Native languages. Available
in Medium, Large, and Extra Large sizes.
Catalog no. 606-003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00

GERMAN SILVER ITEMS

DELAWARE WOMAN'S DANCE BROOCH:
Worn on the front of the blouse, a large decorated
German Silver brooch 4-1/2 inches in diameter.
Catalog no. 301-012 . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00

AUDIO TAPES

LENAPE LANGUAGE LESSONS
Lessons come in sets of two, on a cassette tape
with one Lesson to a side, plus booklet.
Also a Lenape-English and English-Lenape vocabulary.

Set 1 - Lessons One and Two:
The topics covered are:
The Sounds of Lenape; Greetings;
Common Phrases; Weather Expressions;
Kinship Terms; and The Numbers in Lenape.
Catalog no. 501-001 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15.00

Set 2 - Lessons Three and Four:
The topics covered are:
Names for Food; Words Used in Prayer; More
Kinship Terms; Lenape Grammar; Names of Birds;
The Ages of Men and Women; and More Numbers in Lenape.
Catalog no. 501-002 . . .. . . . . . . . . . $15.00

Both Sets - Lessons 1 thru 4
Catalog no. 501-001/2 . . . . . . . . . . $28.00

SONGS OF THE LENAPE:
TAPE 1:
A tape of Social Dances of the Lenape with a
printed insert explaining the dances
and how they are done.
Cassette tape.
Catalog no. 502-002. .$9.00

SONGS OF THE LENAPE:
TAPE 2 :
The Lenape Ilawkan or Warriors' Dance Songs
on side one, and more Social Dances on side two.
Also contains a printed insert which explains
the dances. Cassette tape.
Catalog no. 502-003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.00

For more Lenape Tribal items see Delaware Tribal Giftshop

VIDEOTAPE

INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA: THE LENAPE
History of the Lenape people told by themselves.
A 30-minute documentary on history,
language, dances, and culture.
Catalog no. 506-014 . . . . . . . . . . . . $34.95

BOOKS - ART AND DESIGN

NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN BORDERS
by Charlene Tarbox - 55 Copyright free Indian
design patterns arranged for you to make borders for
your stationery, newsletter, posters, etc.
Catalog no. 503-076 . . . . . . . . . . $5.95

AMERICAN INDIAN CUT AND USE STENCILS
by Ed Sibbett, Jr. - Fifty-eight stencil designs
from various tribes, including the Lenape.
Softbound, 66 pages
Catalog no. 503-013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.95

AMERICAN INDIAN DESIGN AND DECORATION
by LeRoy H. Appleton
Over 700 examples of Indian design art, some of
which are Lenape designs. Copyright-free, can
be used for your hand-bills, stationery, etc.
Softbound, 277 pages.
Catalog no. 503-014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95

AUTHENTIC AMERICAN INDIAN BEADWORK
AND HOW TO DO IT
by Pamela Stanley-Millner
50 charts for bead working, and 21 patterns for appliqu.
Color key for each chart and pattern. Softbound, 48 pages
Catalog no. 503-028 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.95

NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN BEADWORK PATTERNS
by Pamela Stanley-Millner
73 more charts for bead weaving (loom-work)
and 12 full-size patterns for bead appliqu.
Softbound, 64 pages
Catalog no. 503-073 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.95

AUTHENTIC INDIAN DESIGNS
by Maria Naylor
Pictorial archive of 2,500 authentic Indian
designs from all over the United States.
Softbound, 242 pages
Catalog no. 503-034 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95

NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN DESIGNS
FOR ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE
by Eva Wilson
364 Indian designs from baskets, clothing, carvings,
moccasins, metalwork, etc. Softbound, 128 pages
Catalog no. 503-036 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.95

FINGER WEAVING: INDIAN BRAIDING
by Alta R. Turner
Introduction to basic techniques and patterns
of the American Indians of the Eastern Woodlands
and the Plains. Filled with illustrations and
photographs. Softbound, 50 pages.
Catalog no. 503-049 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00

AMERICAN INDIAN PORTRAIT POSTCARDS
- 24 Lithograph Postcards in book form,
24 full-color postcards can be removed and used.
Many tribes represented. Softbound.
Catalog no. 503-061 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.95

BOOKS - CULTURE AND HISTORY

THE INDIANS OF NEW JERSEY:
DICKON AMONG THE LENAPE
by M. R. Harrington
A look at the life of the Lenape of 1600's seen
thru the eyes of an English boy rescued by the
Lenape. Shows how to make Lenape items.
Also Lenape vocabulary. Softbound, 352 pages
Catalog no. 503-008 . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

THE IROQUOIS TRAIL:
DICKON AMONG THE ONONDAGAS AND SENECAS
by M. R. Harrington
Further adventures of Dickon (see above),
now among the Iroquois. Softbound, 215 pages
Catalog no. 503-060 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95

INDIANS IN PENNSYLVANIA
by Paul A. W. Wallace
Revised edition of the classic study
of the Lenape and other tribes who once lived in
Pennsylvania. Softbound, 200 pages
Catalog no. 503-009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95

A BRIEF AND TRUE REPORT
OF THE NEW FOUND LAND OF VIRGINIA
by Thomas Harriot
Account with 34 illustrations of Indians in 1585-86.
First published in 1590. Softbound, 106 pages.
Catalog no. 503-015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.95

GAMES OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS
by Stewart Culin - The most complete book on North
American Indian games with 1,133 illustrations.
Softbound, 868 pages.
Catalog no. 503-016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.95

THE INDIANS OF LENAPEHOKING
by Herbert C. Kraft and John T. Kraft
A good basic book on the Lenape before the arrival of
the Europeans. Maps, words and stories in Lenape
with English translations. Softbound, 52 pages.
Catalog no. 503-023 . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.00

THE LENAPE OR DELAWARE INDIANS
by Herbert C. Kraft
Lenape culture when Europeans arrived.
Content suitable for fourth grade reading level.
Softbound, 66 pages.
Catalog no. 503-041 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.00

AMERICA AS SEEN BY ITS FIRST EXPLORERS
by John Bakeless
This book brings you the life and sights of America
in its unspoiled state as seen by the first Europeans.
Softbound, 439 pages.
Catalog no. 503-044 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95

MEDICINAL AND OTHER USES
OF NORTH AMERICAN PLANTS:
A HISTORICAL SURVEY
WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO
THE EASTERN INDIAN TRIBES
by Charlotte Erichsen-Brown
This detailed guide focuses on the ways American
Indians have used plants for medicine and food.
343 illustrations. Softbound, 544 pages.
Catalog no. 503-045. . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

THE DELAWARE INDIANS: A HISTORY
by C. A. Weslager - The most comprehensive history
of the Lenape. This book is a must to every
Lenape, and to every student of Lenape history,
culture, and customs. Softbound, 576 pages.
Catalog no. 503-048. . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95

HISTORY OF NORTHERN AMERICAN
INDIANS by Rev. David Zeisberger - Reprint of
Moravian missionary Zeisberger's account of
Indian life as he witnessed it in what is now Ohio
in the late 1700's. Softbound, 189 pages.
Catalog no. 503-065 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.95

SONGS OF OUR GRANDFATHERS:
MUSIC OF THE UNAMI DELAWARE INDIANS
- by Robert H. Adams - This Master's thesis
discusses the many types of Lenape music.
The author also scored most of the music discussed.
Softbound, ca. 150 pages.
Catalog no. 503-055 . . . . . $21.95

LENAPE INDIAN COOKING
WITH TOUCHING LEAVES WOMAN
- A book of Delaware or Lenape Indian
recipes. Also looks at historical accounts
of Lenape cooking. Softbound, 32 pages.
Catalog no. 503-058 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00

THE WHITE DEER AND OTHER STORIES
TOLD BY THE LENAPE
ed. by John Bierhorst - The Lenape were
great storytellers. Drawing on unpublished
sources, here is the Native American
literary heritage of the Lenape. Hardbound, 154 pages.
Catalog no. 503-068 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00

MYTHOLOGY OF THE LENAPE: GUIDE AND TEXTS
by John Bierhorst - This catalog of Lenape
mythology, featuring synopses of all known
Lenape tales and complete texts of
unpublished stories collected in the early
twentieth century. Softbound, 192 pages.
Catalog no. 503-069 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18.95

THE ALGONQUIANS OF THE EAST COAST
- A well illustrated book, part of the series on
Native Americans by Time-Life, for our
customers who have an interest in the Lenape
and other coastal Algonquian people. Hardbound.
Catalog no. 503-071 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NEW JERSEY:
BULLETIN 49
- Various Lenape articles such as A Visit
to the Meeting House (Big House Church);
The Walam Olum Hoax; A Lenape Family Named
Thompson; Re-emergent Tradition Among the
Lenape/Delaware Indians. Softbound, 114 pages.
Catalog no. 503-066 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.00

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NEW JERSEY:
BULLETIN 50
- Various Lenape articles such as Lenape
Treasures in Sweden; Delaware Indian Religion
by Nora Dean; More on the Walam Olum Hoax;
Lenape and Other Languages. Softbound , 114 pages.
Catalog no. 503-075 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.00

BOOKS - LANGUAGE

A GRAMMAR OF DELAWARE:
SEMANTICS, MORPHO-SYNTAX,
LEXICON, AND PHONOLOGY
by Bruce L. Pearson - Detailed information
on the Lenape language from his
Ph.D. dissertation Softbound, 236 pages.
Catalog no. 503-040 . . . .. . . . . . . . . $31.95

DELAWARE-INDIAN AND ENGLISH SPELLING-BOOK
by David Zeisberger - Printed in 1776, includes
over 3,000 words with pronunciation guides
Softbound, 116 pages.
Catalog no. 503-064 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.00

THE DELAWARE LANGUAGE:
A PRELIMINARY DRAFT
by Lucy Blalock, Bruce Pearson, and James
Rementer - A grammar prepared at the request
of the Culture Preservation Committee of the
Delaware Tribe, written for the student who
wants to learn the language basics.
Softbound, 88 pages.
Catalog no. 503-070 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.00

DELAWARE - ENGLISH /
ENGLISH - DELAWARE DICTIONARY
by John O'Meara - A dictionary of 7,100
Munsee Delaware words, the predominant Delaware
language spoken in Canada, only Moraviantown,
Ontario, has surviving speakers.
Hardbound, 650 pages.
Catalog no. 503-072 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65.00

A DELAWARE - ENGLISH LEXICON
COMPILED BY DAVID ZEISBERGER
ed. by Raymond Whritenour - Based on Zeisberger's
Indian Dictionary the Lenape words date from
second half of the 1700's. Each word is
numbered and indexed. Also index to group
words by endings. Hardbound, 312 pages.
Catalog no. 503-074 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00

BOOKS - FOR THE YOUNGER ONES

WOODLANDS INDIANS COLORING BOOK
by Peter Copeland
Views of Indian life in the northeastern part of the
country from 1604 on. Various tribes are illustrated
in this fine coloring book. 48 pages.
Catalog no. 503-077 . . . . . . . . . . . $2.95

NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN CRAFTS COLORING BOOK
by Peter Copeland
This book shows many different crafts, such as
pottery, canoe-making, moccasins, etc. from tribes
all over North American. A good learning tool. 48 pages.
Catalog no. 503-078 . . . . . . . . . . . $2.95


The TOUCHING LEAVES COMPANY
was founded as Touching Leaves Indian
Crafts in 1967 by Nora Thompson Dean
(Touching Leaves Woman), who was a full-
blood Lenape. For many years the main
items produced were ceremonial and dance
clothing of the Lenape, but in later years
educational material was added to our line.


ORDERING INFORMATION:
Please add $4.00 to your order to cover
shipping costs. Canadian and Foreign
orders please see below. We accept checks,
money orders, VISA, and MasterCard orders
sent by regular mail. We do not recommend
sending cash. Credit card orders may also
be placed by phone or fax to 918-534-2859.
Do NOT send credit card orders by e-mail
as we do not have a secure line at this time.

CANADIAN ORDERS:
Please add $4.00 + 10% of the total of
your order to cover additional shipping costs.

FOREIGN ORDERS: Due to recent
increases in postage rates,
and because some of the books and videotapes
we list may go suddenly out-of-print, we
are starting a new method of ordering
which should be easier for our customers
outside of the United States. This should
eliminate the need of your sending additional
funds, or of us making refunds.

Look over our catalog and select what you
want to order. Send us a complete list of
all items you want to order. You may send
it by regular mail, or by e-mail to the address
given below at "Internet."
Be sure to include our catalog number of
each item. If you wish your order sent by
airmail, please specify, but be aware that,
especially for books, this can be very
expensive.

We will figure the total cost of your order,
plus shipping and insurance (when available),
and we will notify you by air letter of the
total. On receipt of your check in U. S. funds,
or Credit Card information, your order will
be shipped.

A special note for people ordering videotapes.
All of our videotapes are in the NTSC system.
Many countries use other systems, such as PAL
or SECAM, and you cannot play the NTSC tapes
on another system. If you are unsure about
the system in your country, check with your
local television repairman.

If you are interested in American Indian
items, especially made by our Lenape
(Delaware Indian) people, please write and
let us know what it is you want. We make
many things on special order which we do
not list in the catalog. We at The Touching
Leaves Company look forward to being of
service to you.

INTERNET :
Your e-mail inquiries or comments should
be addressed to
TouchLeaf@aol.com.
We thank you, and we look forward to being
of service to you. Be sure to also look
at the Delaware Tribe's Home Pages.


TOUCHING LEAVES COMPANY
927 E. Portland Ave.
Dewey, OK 74029
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