Deductions Suggested by the Geographical Distribution of Some Post-Columbian Words Used by the Indians of S. America (Classic Reprint)
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In this volume I have collected the words used by 8. American Indians for certain cultural elements that were introduced into America at the time of, or shortly after, the Discovery, and for which the appellations are known to us from a considerable number of Indian languages. To render the work more lucid I have mapped out these words in such a way that they appear on the maps at the places where they were recorded.1) The maps give the words used by various Indian tribes for the domestic fowl, the horse, the cow, the banana, fire-arms, and scissors, which cultural elements were quite strange to the Indians at the time of the Discovery; as well as for the partly new cultural ele ments, the knife, the needle, and the fish-hook.
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