During his very active life Zeisberger managed to publish several works in the Delaware tongue.
An attack on an outlying settlement in January 1791 had prompted more than four years of conflict with the local Delawares and Wyandots.
Pontiac himself claimed to have waged war ‘solely on repeated invitations made me by the Delawares , Iroquois, and Shawnees.’
This Indian Territory was where eastern Indian tribes such as the Kickapoos, Delawares , and Shawnees lived.
Wyoming is a word derived from a Delaware word which meant ‘extensive flats’ or ‘great bottom lands’.
During the mid - eighteenth century, for example, the Mohawks considered their dependents, the Delawares , to be ‘women,’ while classing themselves as ‘men.’
This Delaware parentage is supported by linguistic, cultural, and geographical evidence, as well as many traditions among the Algonquians.
Its name comes from a Delaware Indian word meaning ‘on the great plain’ and its 253,500 sq. kilometres range from Rocky snow peaks to hot springs to truly great plains.
Among the tribes represented were Delawares , Iroquois, Wyandots, Miamis, Ottawas, Pottawattamies, Creeks, Sac and Fox, Choctaw.