Everything Is Difficult
In October 1977 Nora Thompson Dean (Touching Leaves) was invited to do a dedication ceremony for the Delaware Indian Resource Center at the Trailside Nature Museum in Cross River, New York. In addition to artifacts the museum also housed recordings and photographs made by Nicholas Shoumatoff and others during trips to Oklahoma to visit the Delawares. The ceremony was attended by about 800 people and others who accompanied Nora to this dedication were her cousin, Lucy Blalock, Nora’s daughter Louise, and nephew Jim Rementer. This is Nora’s talk in Lenape at the beginning of the ceremony.