Pre-historic Races of the United States of America

S. C. Griggs, 1874 - 415 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 313 - Here bring the last gifts ! — and with these The last lament be said ; Let all that pleased, and yet may please, Be buried with the dead. ' Beneath his head the hatchet hide, That he so stoutly swung ; And place the bear's fat haunch beside — The journey hence is long ! ' And let the knife new sharpened be That on the battle-day Shore with quick strokes — he took but three — The foeman's scalp away ! ' The paints that warriors love to use, Place here within his hand, That he may shine with...
Σελίδα 366 - While we maintain the unity of the human species, we at the same time repel the depressing assumption of superior and inferior races of men.* There are nations more susceptible of cultivation, more highly civilized, more ennobled by mental cultivation than others, but none in themselves nobler than others.
Σελίδα 391 - Gaul, from the great towers and temples, and other edifices of lime and stone which seemed to rise out of the water.
Σελίδα 262 - I have seen several such pieces in the hands of savages; and since they are very superstitious, they esteem them as divinities, or as presents given to them to promote their happiness by the gods who dwell beneath the water. For this reason they preserve these pieces of copper wrapped with their most precious articles.
Σελίδα 313 - And many a barbarous form is seen To chide the man that lingers there. By midnight moons, o'er moistening dews, In vestments for the chase arrayed, The hunter still the deer pursues — The hunter and the deer a shade.
Σελίδα 317 - In order to strip the skull of its covering, he makes a cut round the head above the ears, and laying hold of the scalp shakes the skull out ; then with the rib of an ox he scrapes the scalp clean of flesh, and softening it by rubbing between the hands, uses it thenceforth as a napkin.
Σελίδα 53 - In 1857, Dr CF Winslow sent to the Boston Natural History Society, the fragment of a human cranium found in the "pay-dirt" in connection with the bones of the mastodon and elephant, one hundred and eighty feet below the surface of Table Mountain, California. Dr Winslow has described to me all the particulars in reference to this
Σελίδα 65 - ... which was covered by twenty feet in thickness of alternate layers of sand, clay, and gravel, one of the arrow-heads lay underneath the thigh-bone of the skeleton, the bone actually resting in contact upon it; so that it could not have been brought thither after the deposit of the bone...
Σελίδα 308 - Ratio of short and long diameters, 0.725 to 0.735. *A. The horizontal circumference in the plane of a line joining the glabella with the occipital protuberance. *B. The longitudinal arc from the nasal depression along the middle line of the skull to the occipital tuberosity. *C. From the level...
Σελίδα 335 - ... of animals, preserve a stronger resemblance to themselves and to each other. The uniform stability of their manners is the natural consequence of the imperfection of their faculties. Reduced to a similar situation, their wants, their desires, their enjoyments still continue the same; and the influence of food or climate, which, in a more improved state of society, is suspended or subdued by so many moral causes, most powerfully contributes to form and to maintain the national character of barbarians.

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