Historical study of the Delaware Big House Ceremony. This edited collection contains diverse perspectives from historical documents and contemporary accounts. There are commentaries by Delaware traditionalists from Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario. The earliest accounts of this sacred ceremony date from 1655 to the most recent Nora Thompson Dean's account of the Eastern Oklahoma Unami Delaware Big House from 1973-1984. Additional contributors include Ruthe Blalock James, Marlene Molly Miller, Michael Pace, and Darryl Stonefish. The book contains an extensive bibliography, index, maps, photographs, and pronunciation guide.