Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1903 - America
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Page 140 - Fr. ch in charmer. c as th in health. d pronounced with the tip of the tongue touching the upper teeth as in enunciating the English th; this is the only- sound of d in this language.
Page iii - The second part consists of a series of papers on anthropologic subjects, prepared by my assistants, to illustrate the methods and results of the work of the Bureau. I desire to express my thanks for your earnest support and wise counsel relating to the work under my charge.
Page 141 - THE Onondaga version of the genesis-myth of the Iroquois, as recorded by Hewitt, begins in this fashion: "He who was my grandfather was wont to relate that, verily, he had heard the legend as it was customarily told by five generations of grandsires, and this is what he himself was in the habit of telling. He customarily said: Man-beings dwell in the sky, on the farther side of the visible sky. The lodges they severally possess are customarily long [the Iroquoian "long house,
Page 51 - backbone" has a ferule cut in it a few inches back of the neck, and to this ferule are tied a quartz crystal called the heart and a package which contains corn seeds of all colors, melon, squash, cotton, and other seeds, and a black prayer-stick.
Page 140 - English th; this is the only sound of d in the language e as e in they, as a in may; Fr. ne e as in met, get, then; Germ, denn; Fr. sienne g as in gig; Germ, geben; Fr. gout h as in has, he; Germ, haben i as in pique, machine I the same sound prolonged i as in pick, pit . k as in...
Page xxxix - For continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians, under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution...
Page 219 - ... to befall him recurrently, that he becomes old in body, and that when, in fact, his body becomes ancient normally, he then retransforms his body in such wise that he becomes a new man-being again and again recovers his youth, so that one would think that he had just then grown to the size which a man-being customarily has when he reaches the youth of man-beings, as manifested by the change of voice at the age of puberty. Moreover, it is so that continuously the orenda immanent in his body—...
Page 180 - It seems, then, that there must be land in the depths of the water." At that time the Loon said: "Moreover, let us first seek to find someone who will be able to bear, the earth on his back by means of the forehead pack strap." All said, seemingly: "I shall be able to bear the earth by means of the forehead pack strap." He replied: "Let us just try; it seems best." Otter, it seems, was the first to make the attempt. As soon, then, as a large bulk of them mounted on his back, verily, he sank. In so...
Page xxxviii - Gushing belonged ; yet the application of his genius was peculiar, even unique, in that his efforts were expended in interpreting inventions by others rather than in making inventions of his own. This application of his powers rendered him successful beyond parallel in retracing the paths pursued by primal men in their slow advance toward manual and mechanical skill ; and it was through this peculiar application that Cushing's richest contributions to the Science of Man were made.
Page xxx - ... myth. Accordingly, the character and the age of myths are correlated in significant fashion. Mr Mooney's memoir is incorporated in the Nineteenth Annual Report, which was sent to the printer on March 28, and proofs were in hand before the close of the fiscal year. Since it is the first of a series of memoirs on the Cherokee by the same author, it was thought well to preface the publication with an extended review of the history of the Cherokee Indians from the time of their first contact with...

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