Pre-historic America

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Page 185 - Some of these new forests are now sure of fifty years' growth, but they have made so little progress towards attaining the appearance of the immediately contiguous forest as to induce any man of reflection to determine that at least ten times fifty years must elapse before their complete assimilation can be effected.
Page 288 - ... y todas las demás son la mitad de tierra y por la otra mitad es agua, por la cual andan en sus canoas, y todas las calles de trecho a trecho están abiertas por do atraviesa...
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 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 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 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 235 - ... it. In addition to this large recess, there were three smaller ones in the same wall. The ceiling showed two main beams, laid transversely; on these, longitudinally, were a number of smaller ones in juxtaposition, the ends being tied together by a species of wooden fibre, and the interstices chinked in with small stones; on these again, transversely, in close contact, was a kind of lathing of the odor and appearance of cedar— all in a good state of preservation.
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 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.

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