South Dakota Historical Collections, Volume 10 (Google eBook)

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Page 331 - Union. 16. Nothing in this constitution or schedule contained shall be construed to authorize the legislature to exercise any powers except such as are necessary to its first organization, and to elect United States senators, and to adjourn as above provided. Nor to authorize an officer of the executive, administrative or judiciary departments to exercise any duties of his office until the. State of South Dakota shall have been regularly admitted into the Union, excepting...
Page 482 - Rather do I believe that our Great Maker is preparing the world in His own good time to become one nation, speaking one language, and when armies and navies will be no longer required.
Page 485 - Canada or because such immigrants are deemed undesirable owing to their peculiar customs, habits, modes of life and methods of holding property, and because of their probable inability to become readily assimilated or to assume the duties and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship within a reasonable time after their entry.
Page 100 - Argillaceous limestone, con taininginoceramus barabini, in great number and very much compressed, and so arranged as to give the rock a slaty structure. This stratum sinks below the bed of the river, and consequently its thickness is indeterminable; that part of it above the water on the day of my examination was three feet. Starting from this place, and ascending the river, this rock must necessarily disappear below the level of the water. It is probably more conspicuous in the two preceding cliffs...
Page 128 - To look at a prairie up or down; to ascend one of its undulations; to reach a small plateau (or as the voyageurs call it, a "prairie planche") moving from wave to wave over alternate swells and depressions; and, finally, to reach the vast interminable low prairie, that extends itself in front be it for hours, days, or weeks, one never tires; pleasurable and exhilarating sensations are all the time felt; ennui is never experienced.
Page 216 - The pipebearer stepped within the circle, lighted the pipe, held it towards the sun, then towards the different points of the compass, after which he handed it to the principal chief. The latter smoked a few whiffs, then, holding the head of the pipe in his hand, of.
Page 238 - It was a region almost as vast and trackless as the ocean, and, at the time of which we treat, but little known, excepting through the vague accounts of Indian hunters. A part of their route would lay across an immense tract, stretching north and south for hundreds of miles along the foot of the Rocky Mountains, and drained by the tributary streams of the Missouri and the Mississippi. This region, which resembles one of the immeasurable steppes of Asia, has not inaptly been termed
Page 302 - Woe be to the man or group of men that seeks to stand in our way in this day of high resolution when every principle we hold dearest is to be vindicated and made secure for the salvation of the nations.

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