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Historic Ethnography and the Early Colonial Delaware Valley (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brian D. Crane.

The documentary record and archaeological resources of the Delaware valley present an excellent opportunity to explore the complex interactions among colonial settlers and their Lenape and Susquehannock neighbors. Historic ethnography envisions approaching the culture of a group of people at a specific place and time from as many documentary and material perspectives as possible in order to develop a rich and deeply contextualized understanding of how those people lived. My approach to work on...

The Hunt for the Forts of New Sweden (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Craig Lukezic.

  The remains of Fort Elfsborg may be in a modern marshland, and the remains of Fort Christina may lie underneath 150 years worth of heavy industrial occupation.  While the lore of these centers of New Sweden are currnetly alive in the people of the Delaware Valley, no remains have yet been found.  This paper is an update in the ongoing search for both structures, and the special challenges the severla teams have encountered. 

Late 17th-Century Demographic and Settlement Patterns Among Swedish Families in the Delaware Valley (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brian Crane.

Following Holland's takeover of the New Sweden colony in 1655, the Swedish communities along the Delaware River continued to grow and spread. A database of individuals and families based on historical and genealogical data opens a window on the demographics of the 17th-century Swedish settlements. The 1671 and 1693 Censuses of the Swedes on the Delaware list the names of each listed head of household who was a member of one of the Swedish Lutheran churches. Genealogists, particularly the late...

Swedish Imperialism in the North American Middle Atlantic: 1638-2013 (and counting) (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lu Ann De Cunzo.

Swedish imperialism in North America began in 1638.  Although the colony survived only 17 years, I argue that memory events and places keep Swedish colonialism alive in the U.S.  Landscapes and landmarks illuminate the extenuated processes of defining, defending, traversing, and sustanining New Sweden physically, emotionally, and ideologically for 375 years (and counting). Patricia Seed (1995:2) argued that "colonial rule over the New World was initiated through largely ceremonial...