Ed Lenik's RAMAPOUGH MOUNTAIN INDIANS takes First Prize
Ringwood, NJ. The North Jersey Highlands Historical Society (NJHHS), a Ringwood Manor State Park Friends group, is pleased to announce that RAMAPOUGH MOUNTAIN INDIANS: PEOPLE, PLACES AND CULTURAL TRADITIONS, written by archaeologist Edward J. Lenik, was awarded First Prize in the book category of the 2011 Kevin M. Hale Annual Publications Awards from the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey. The criteria for the award are :
- Significance of research
- Time and effort that went into work
- Quality of sources
- How much does this add to our knowledge of the subject?
- Clarity of presentation
- Quality of illustrations
RAMAPOUGH MOUNTAIN INDIANS: PEOPLE, PLACES AND CULTURAL TRADITIONS, released in October 2011, is a companion volume to INDIANS IN THE RAMAPOS: SURVIVAL, PERSISTENCE AND PRESENCE, written by Mr. Lenik and published in 1999 by NJHHS. The new book was edited and designed by Nancy L. Gibbs, NJHHS secretary. In this volume, Lenik draws on history and archaeology to discuss people, places legends, stories and objects that testify “We are Still Here.”
Edward J. Lenik is a regional archaeologist whose research interest firmly is placed on the human history of the northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada. He is a past president of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey. He is the author of many books including a series on Indian Rock Art in the Northeast and the well-known IRON MINE TRAILS from the NY/NJ Trails Conference.
The North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, founded in 1954, is dedicated to collecting and communicating the history of the North Jersey Highlands region from prehistoric Native America to the present.