An Inglorious Columbus: Or, Evidence that Hwui Shan and a Party of Buddhist Monks from Afghanistan Discovered America in the Fifth Century, A.d
Typescript of chapter 37, summarizing arguments of preceding chapters in support of theory that Hwui Shan and other Buddhist monks visited parts of America, including Mexico, in the 5th century.
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Page 353 - and thirst; and we spread soft furs for him to rest and sleep on. We demand nothing in return. But if I go into a white man's house at Albany, and ask for victuals and drink, they say, ' Where is your money ?' And if I have none, they say,
Page 353 - return. But if I go into a white man's house at Albany, and ask for victuals and drink, they say, ' Where is your money ?' And if I have none, they say,' Get out, you Indian dog I' " Mackenzie speaks particularly "" of the generosity and hospitality of the Knistenaux ; and Ross"
Page 350 - the Chepewyans have a tradition among them that they originally came from another country, inhabited by very wicked people, and had traversed a great lake which was narrow, shallow, and full of islands, where they had suffered great misery, it being always winter, with ice and deep snow, adds that
Page 461 - and yet the general truth of his account is now recognized by all scholars, notwithstanding his description of the rukh, or roc, of the Arabian Nights, a bird so large and strong as to seize an elephant with its talons and to lift it into the air
Page 162 - I have purposely omitted noticing the resemblance of religious notions, for I do not see how it is possible to separate from such views every influence of Christian ideas, if it be only from an imperceptible confusion in the mind of the narrator." (Quoted from Vater's " Mithridates," Berlin, 1812, Theil III, Abtheil 3, p. 82, note.)
Page 570 - He it was who invented the calendar and regulated the festivals. 401 He also taught them how to build and to sow, formed them into communities, gave an outlet to the waters of the great lake, and, having settled the government, civil and ecclesiastic, retired into a monastic state of penitence for two thousand years.
Page 350 - young Kadiak wives secure the affectionate admiration of their husbands by tattooing the breast and adorning the face with black lines ; while the Kuskoquim women sew into their chin two parallel blue lines. This custom seems to have spread over a large portion of Northwestern America. Ross says that all the Esquimaux women met by him
Page 505 - lightly in to Trees, and fro Tree to Tree, as it were Squyrelles or Apes," "" is evidently another variation of the descriptions of the quadrumana. The notion of mountaineers with tails seems to have its origin in the name of orang utan, or " wild men," given to certain apes that particularly resemble the human species.
Page 86 - or Chorhan, which during the latter half of the seventh century sent several embassies to the court at Singan. This country lay on the North Sea, far from the " Middle Kingdom," * The " Shajrat ul Atrak," or Genealogical Tree of the Turks and Tartars, translated by Colonel Miles, London, 1838. Tung, or
Page 577 - days, or festivals. When taken by a laic, they involve the necessity of his living apart from his family. Among the commands of Buddha was the following which he addressed to the Shamans : " Beware of fixing your eyes upon women ! If you find yourselves in their company, let it be as though you were not present.