Updated: Feb 5, 2019
Learn all about Onondaga, the people and the county in these valuable old books. You can read both online for free right here and now!
Title: Onondaga, or Reminiscences of Earlier and Later Times; being a series of historical sketches relative to Onondaga; with notes on the several towns in the county, and Oswego. By Joshua V. H. Clark, 1849. (Two volumes):
Volume 1 [Link]
Chapter 1. Indians. Origins of the term Indian and the names of different tribes
Chapter 2. Traditions of the Onondagas
Chapter 3. Pagan rites and ceremonies, beliefs, feasts, sacrifices, dances
Chapter 4. Pagan rites and ceremonies compared with Jews, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans
Chapter 5. Lives of Distinguished Onondage chiefs
Chapter 6. French missions and the introduction to French Roman Catholicism
Chapter 7. English, German and American missions
Chapter 8. Early history of the Onondagas and the Six Nations
Chapter 9. Early history continued. Council at Onondaga
Chapter 10. Reminiscences. Aboriginal names, Military tract
Chapter 11. Onondaga County officials, roads, census, etc.
Volume 2 [Link]
Chapter 12. Onondaga Salt Springs
Chapter 13. Erie Canal
Chapter 14. Syracuse, its rise and progress
Chapter 15. Notes on the towns: Salina, Geddes, Lysander, Cicero, Clay, Manlius, De Witt, Pompey, La Fayette, Marcellus, Skaneateles, Camillus, Elbridge, Van Buren, Fabius, Tully, Otisco and Spafford.
Chapter 16. Oswego
(Photo is frontispiece of Volume 1, "Os.Sa.Hin.Ta (Captain Frost) Head Chief of the Onondagas, 1845").