The Moravian Mission Diaries of David Zeisberger 1772-1781

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David Zeisberger (1721–1808) was the head of a group of Moravian missionaries that settled in the Upper Ohio Valley in 1772 to minister to the Delaware Nation. For the next ten years, Zeisberger lived among the Delaware, becoming a trusted adviser and involving himself not only in religious activities, but also in political and social affairs. During this time, he kept diaries in which he recorded the full range of his activities. Published in English for the first time, The Moravian Mission Diaries of David Zeisberger offers an unparalleled insider’s view of Indian society during times of both war and peace.

Zeisberger’s diaries present a detailed picture of the effect of the American Revolution on one Indian nation—not only on political issues but also in terms of its economy, culture, and demographic structure.  This volume will forever change the way we see the impact of the American Revolution on Indian life and on the Ohio country.

Edited by Hermann Wellenreuther and Carola Wessel, Translated by Julie T. Weber

Published by Pennsylvania State University Press 2005, trade paperback, 666 pages, $30.95

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The Moravian Mission Diaries of David Zeisberger  1772–1781

Edited by Hermann Wellenreuther and Carola Wessel, Translated by Julie T. Weber

David Zeisberger (1721–1808) was the head of a group of Moravian missionaries that settled in the Upper Ohio Valley in 1772 to minister to the Delaware Nation. For the next ten years, Zeisberger lived among the Delaware, becoming a trusted adviser and involving himself not only in religious activities, but also in political and social affairs. During this time, he kept diaries in which he recorded the full range of his activities. Published in English for the first time, The Moravian Mission Diaries of David Zeisberger offers an unparalleled insider’s view of Indian society during times of both war and peace.

Zeisberger’s diaries present a detailed picture of the effect of the American Revolution on one Indian nation—not only on political issues but also in terms of its economy, culture, and demographic structure.  This volume will forever change the way we see the impact of the American Revolution on Indian life and on the Ohio country.

Published by Pennsylvania State University Press 2005, trade paperback, 666 pages, $30.95

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