Pre-historic America

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Page 198 - ... armed occupancy of the land by the Normans. Constituted in this manner, the English mind became an exceedingly comprehensive one. Containing the qualities and characteristics of all the principal races that have made Europe their home, with the exception of the Sclavonic, a race which, perhaps, is to play an important part in the future history of the world...
Page 10 - He was so tall that the tallest of us only came up to his waist; however he was well built. He had a large face, painted red all round, and his eyes also were painted yellow around them, and he had two hearts painted on his cheeks; he had but little hair on his head, and it was painted white.
Page 130 - The answer must be, they were no more nor less than the immediate predecessors in blood and culture of the Indians described by De Soto's chronicler and other early explorers, the Indians who inhabited the region of the mounds at the time of their discovery by civilized men.
Page 132 - All that can be claimed is, that there is nothing in the mounds beyond the power of such people as inhabited the region when discovered ; that those people are known to have constructed many of the mounds now, or recently existing, and there is no evidence that any other, or different people, had any hand in the construction of those mounds in regard to which direct historical evidence is wanting.
Page 132 - In view of these results, and of the additional fact that these same Indians are the only people, except the whites, who, so far as we know, have ever held the region over which these works are scattered...
Page 6 - They will by that time have nearly done granting (favors) from a distance to thee and to me.
Page 186 - The first growth on the same kind of land, once cleared, and then abandoned to nature, on the- contrary, is more homogeneous — often stinted to one, or two, or at most three kinds of timber.
Page 131 - ... evidence. Even Mr. Squier, who, in his famous work on the ancient monuments of the Mississippi valley, makes no distinction in these remains, but speaks of the Mound Builders as an extinct race, and contrasts their progress in the arts with the supposed low condition of the modern Indians, in a subsequent publication felt compelled to modify his views and distinguish between the earth-works of western New York, which he admits to be of purely Indian origin, and those found in southern Ohio.
Page 517 - The discovery of these skulls with characteristics so much like those of the most ancient of pre-historic types of Europe would seem to indicate that if America was peopled by emigration from the Old World, that event must have taken place at a very early time, — far back of any of which we have any record.
Page 131 - differ less iu kiud than in degree from other remains respecting which history has not been entirely silent : " Haven in vol. vin of the Smithcnian Contributions, Tp. 158. "There is nothing, indeed, in the magnitude and structure of our Western mounds which a semihunter and semiagricultural population, like that which may be ascribed to the ancestors or Indian predecessors of the existing race, could not have executed:" Schoolcroft's Indian Tribes of the United States, vol.

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