Watch Over Us Every Day (Prayer)
This is a prayer given by Nora Thompson Dean at the dedication of the Delaware Room at the Bartlesville Public Library History Room on 20 November 1974. Over 100 people attended the ceremony.
The Lord's Prayer . . . Told by Nora Thompson Dean in 1967. A similar version was given by Nora when she was invited to do so by the Delawares on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario at the re-dedication of the Chapel of the Delaware in 1970.
Our Father Who Created Us . . . Prayer by Nora Dean.
It was on University Forum Television at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma in October 1980. Anthropologist Terry Prewitt also took part in the videotaped interviews which were two one-half hour shows discussing many things about the Lenape people. The hostess was Francine Ringold and she asked Nora to close with a Lenape prayer. The sound quality is not very good as she was speaking low and the recording is copied from a third generation videotape.
Believe in Me (John 14:1-6) . . . While not exactly a prayer this translation is placed in this story section of prayers. In 1969 linguist Bruce Pearson asked Nora Dean to translate this Bible verse for him. He handed Nora a printout of the verse and she translated it from that.