The Museum Journal, Volumes 1-4

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University Museum, 1910 - Archaeology
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Page 31 - Psalms, containing many notes and semitones." (1, vol. 3, p. 159; 2, vol. 1, p. 125). It is not easy to say what is meant by " notes and semitones." Speaking generally of the Maori, in March, 1770, a note says: I have seen the strokes of fifteen paddles on a side in one of their canoes made with incredible quickness, and yet with such minute exactness of time, that all the rowers seemed to be actuated by one common soul.
Page 32 - ... the necessity that produced it : after the practice has been once begun on one side by hunger, it will naturally be adopted on the other by revenge. Nor is this all ; for though it may be pretended by some who wish to appear speculative and philosophical, that whether the dead body of an enemy be eaten or buried is in itself a matter perfectly indifferent ; as it is, whether the breasts...
Page 31 - Spaniard who has been exposed to the sun ; in many not so deep. The women have not a feminine delicacy in their appearance, but their voice is remarkably soft ; and by that, the dress of both sexes being the same, they are principally distinguished : they have, however, like the women of other countries, more airy cheerfulness, and a greater flow of animal spirits, than the other sex.
Page 86 - It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire. The gold and the crystal cannot equal it; and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
Page 34 - ... a most frightful appearance. The faces of the old men are almost covered with these marks ; those who are very young, black only their lips, like the women ; when they are somewhat older, they have generally a black patch upon one cheek and over one eye, and so proceed gradually, that they may grow old and honourable together. But though we could not but be disgusted with the horrid deformity which these stains and furrows produced in the " human face divine," we could not but admire the dexterity...
Page 66 - ... contact with the spirits. So the family took the Earth Worm as a totem. There is a large carving of the Earth Worm in the Whale house at Haines mission. Mountain-House of the Ravens in the Hlukahade Clan, at Klukwan Village on the Chilkat River, as described by Mrs. Lewis Shotridge (89: 79, 80, 84). I [Mrs. Shotridge is writing] have often heard my father say with pride that his house totems were painted by Shkecleka. Shkecleka was of the nobility of the Raven side, and besides being the most...
Page 43 - WSK phot. ANOTHER MANNER OF STANDING AT EASE MEN AND MANNERS 23 In disposition the Akikuyu are naturally cheerful : merry, loquacious, and laughter-loving. Soon forgetting their troubles and lacking the spirit of vindictiveness. They have a great sense of justice, and endorse the infliction of the severest punishment if they know they are in the wrong. They much dislike and are hurt by the hectoring rudeness of the European of the " damned nigger " school of thought and manner.
Page 32 - These considerations will enable us to account, not only for the perpetual danger in which the people who inhabit this country appear to live, by the care which they take to fortify every village, but for the horrid practice of eating those who are killed in battle ; for the hunger of him who is pressed by famine to fight will absorb every feeling and every sentiment which would restrain him from allaying it with the body of his adversary. It may, however, be remarked, that if this account of the...
Page 31 - ... the other sex. Their hair, both of the head and beard, is black, and their teeth extremely regular, and as white as ivory : the features of both sexes are good : they seem to enjoy high health ; and we saw many who appeared to be of a great age. The dispositions both of the men and women seemed to be mild and gentle...
Page 34 - ... is also remarkable, that when an intercourse was once established between us, they were very rarely detected in any act of dishonesty. Before, indeed, and while they considered us as enemies, who came upon their coast only to make an advantage of them, they did not scruple by any means to make...

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