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Page 469 - Second Report on the Paleolithic Implements from the Glacial Drift in the Valley of the Delaware River, near Trenton, New Jersey.
Page 183 - 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 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 128 - 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 129 - Am. Antiquarian, Jan., 1881, p. 141. 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 earthworks of western New York, which he admits to be of purely Indian origin, and...
Page 233 - This room is fourteen by seven and a half feet in plan, and ten feet in elevation. It has an outside doorway, three and a half feet high by two and a quarter wide, and one at its west end, leading into the adjoining room, two feet wide, and at present, on account of rubbish, only two and a half feet high. The stone walls still have their plaster upon them, in a tolerable state of preservation. On the south wall is a recess, or niche, three feet two inches high by four feet five inches wide by four...
Page 509 - 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 130 - 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 6 - On p. 34 Gallatin gives the longest word in the Cherokee language—Winitawtgeginaliskawlungtanawnelitisesti, which translated into English means : " They will by that time have nearly done granting (favors) from a distance to thee and to me.
Page 500 - ... crania among the others that were collected from the stone graves, furnishes data suggesting the intrusion of that form. Several bones collected in this mound show the effect of disease of some kind, and are such as would be generally called syphilitic ; but several pathologists who have examined them unite in stating that they do not prove the existence of syphilis, as other diseases than syphilis might leave such effects.