RARE 1920 1ST ED. HISTORY PATERSON NJ NEW JERSEY 3 VOLS

History of Paterson and Its Environs (The Silk City) Historical - Genealogical - Biographical By William Nelson and Charles A. Shriner. Three volume hard cover first edition set published in 1920 by Lewis Historical Publishing Company. 1015 total pages. Very good condition. Every imaginable bit of information about Paterson's history through 1920. Numerous vintage illustrations. Much genealogical information on its early families. Also detailed biographies of the leading citizens of the day. This rare classic work is nearly impossible to find for sale anywhere. The historic city of Paterson is located in Passaic County, New Jersey. Contents The Aborigines Chapter 1 - Whence they came - Researches and speculation of students - The Leni Lenape Chapter 2 - Indian home life - Code of Laws - Marriage, disease and death Chapter 3 - The Indian Language - More primitive than the Aryan - Holy Writ as read by the Lenape - "The Indian Interpreter," by Dr. J. Dyneley Prince Chapter 4 - Religion of the Indians - Story of the Flood - Their Gods - Amulets and Sacrificial dances Chapter 5 - The three Lenape Tribes - Duties of the Chief - Oratory - The Pequannock Indians Chapter 6 - Indian title to the soil - Recognized by the Dutch - The English claim - New Jersey State authorities buy rights of the Aborigines Chapter 7 - Indian place names - Aboriginal ... read more