Homes and Haunts of the Indians: New York and New Jersey

Homes and Haunts of the Indians: New York and New Jersey

by Albert H. Heusser
Homes and Haunts of the Indians: New York and New Jersey

Homes and Haunts of the Indians: New York and New Jersey

by Albert H. Heusser


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Journey into the past and experience the wonder of discovering Indian artifacts.
Centuries ago many Native-Americans lived throughout New York and New Jersey—and today you can still find signs of their presence. Albert H. Heusser, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, shows how and where to look for the artifacts that still remain, and the simple pleasures of identifying and collecting them.
Using dozens of local examples, from New York's Tuxedo Park to New Jersey's Saddle River, Heusser takes you on lively and intimate exploration of Indian history. Homes and Haunts of the Indians features over 40 photographs and drawings of bygone Indian haunts and ancient relics from the author's own collection. And you don't have to be a local—most of the information Heusser shares will help anyone learn to hunt artifacts.
If you've ever wondered how to start looking for Indian artifacts, or want to get a closer look at how Native-Americans lived many years ago, Homes and Haunts of the Indians takes you on a personal tour of discovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948697040
Publisher: HVA Press
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 130
Sales rank: 1,093,280
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Historian, author, and lecturer Albert H. Heusser was born in Passaic, New Jersey in 1886. He was a member of the New York Department of Education, the National Geographic Society, the New Jersey Historical Society
and Curator of the Passaic County Historical Society. In addition to Homes and Haunts of the Indians, he wrote a number of books on history and travel. He died in 1929 in Passaic, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Chapter I 1

Initial excursions in search of Indian relics

Aboriginal trails

Water-courses and camp sites

Indian farms and village sites

The primitive worker of flint and his product

Antiquity of Indian artifacts

Friendly intercourse between settler and Indian

David Godwin's diary

The science of archaeology

"Looust Lodge."

Chapter II 19

Beside the brooks wad rivulets

The Indians as fishermen

Canoes and "dugouts."

Fording places



The Falls of the Passaia

Indian Reservations of to-day

Shell deposits

Indian feasting grounds


The confraternity of those who comprehend

Chapter III 41

Appearance and characteristics of the Indiana

Peter Hasenclever's contemporary descriptions

Indian communal life

Village-site implements: the hoe, mortars and pestles, hand-hammers, azes, tomahawks and celts, "scrapers."

Migratory habits of the Indiana

Indian women


Chapter IV 57

The wilderness, natural environment of the redskin

The mountain-top vantage points

Seasons suitable for research

The joys of the rambler

Types of secondary rock-shelters and "occasional" habitations of the Indians

"Bear Rock."

Darlington Rock-house

The Lake Macopin shelter

Garret Mountain "lean-to."

Chapter V 71

Mr. Max Schrabisch and the exploration of aboriginal rock-shelters

The Cedar Pond Rock

Transient abodes of the Indians

Farmers' dogs

Ancient trails

Civilization's changes

The pleasures of companionship

Indian council fires

Smoko-stained rocks

Golf Hill and "Man-of-War Rock."

The beauties of the Ramapo Mountains

Revolutionary significance of the Ramapo defile

"Horse-stable Rock."

Claudius Smith, the "Cowboy of the Ramapo Mountains."

The beauties of winter among the hills

Chapter VI 91

Religious beliefs of the aboriginal Americans

Ceremonial artistes

Knowledge of medicine and surgery possessed by primitive people

Banner-stones and "gorgets."

Beads, wampum and pipes

Trade articles

The white-man's wampum

Indian burials

The vanished people and their well-beloved forest haunts

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