Ethnozoology of the Tewa Indians

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1914 - Ethnozoology - 76 pages
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Page 27 - Arizona, is the cranium of a domesticated dog found in a grave with a human skeleton. Although the mere fact of a dog being discovered under such circumstances is in itself interesting, it is not at first sight remarkable, since it is well known that in America, as elsewhere, the dog was domesticated at an early date, and Clavijero mentions an ancient dog, which he calls " a quadruped of the country of Cibola, similar in form to a mastiff, which the Indians employ to carry burdens.
Page 40 - Pifionero in Spanish and Sho-hak-ka in Queres), a handsome bird, which ruthlessly plunders the nut-bearing pines, uttering discordant shrieks and piercing cries. The forest of the Potrero de las Vacas is therefore not so silent and solemn as other wooded areas in that region, where a solitary raven or crow appears to be the only living creature. To the right of the trail yawns the deep chasm of the...
Page x - Castilian g and levis g, d and levis d, b and levis b. The consonants occur in one length only. They may be more or less orinasal when contiguous to orinasal .vowels. The sonancy of the voiceless lenis clusives begins nearly simultaneously with the explosion. A grave accent is placed over the vowel of a syllable weakly stressed, and with falling intonation.
Page 2 - ... of these species from the environment. Wherever the explorer's spade has been put in the ancient ruins, facts of this character come to his notice, even if he has not heard the story from the early settlers or Indian traditionists. There is no doubt that cycles of dry and wet seasons occur in the southwest, but the periods have not been definitely observed. Inferential data has been secured from exploration in the ancient ruins that render it possible to explain the migrations of early populations....
Page 67 - Hymenoptera made in portions of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona during the years 1872, 1873, and 1874, by ET Cresson, with list of Formicidae by Edward Norton, pp.
Page 27 - These lx>nes were carefully gathered, and have been identified by Mr FA Lucas, of the National Museum; a complete list of species found at Homolobi is published in this report, page 110. The occurrence of a skull of the domesticated dog in one of the graves at the Chaves pass ruin is significant, showing that this animal was known to the ancients, and probably utilized by them. The fact that this dog was the broad-faced variety is particularly instructive. It was not apparently a domesticated coyote...
Page ix - An inverted period after a vowel symbol indicates that the vowel is long. A superior vowel symbol indicates that the vowel is very short and grating (knarrstimmig). The vowels are breathy, and unless followed by the glottal stop, a glottalized stop, or a voiced sound, an aspiration is distinctly heard toward the end. 3. Semi-vowels: j (Ger. j&, but very fricative), w (Eng. way). 4. Laryngeal consonants: h (laryngeal h),
Page 47 - Ruthven, AG 1907. A Collection of Reptiles and Amphibians from Southern New Mexico and Arizona.
Page 6 - ... were consumed as food; but, as might be anticipated, bones of the carnivora are much rarer that those of the herbivora, the latter represented by deer and rabbit species, and the former by the fox, coyote, wolf, dog, raccoon, badger, wildcat, and puma, but no bones of the bear were observed. Remains of the beaver and small rodents, and bones of birds, especially the turkey, eagle, hawk, and owl, were noted. Remains of the dog and turkey were found in nearly every ruin, showing the extent of the...
Page 9 - That the Indians have been close observers of animals is shown by the fact that they have developed names for almost all the parts of birds and mammals, as claws, whiskers, foot-pads, etc." (p. 9). Although the Tewa "distinguish species more closely than the average white man who has not had zoologic training

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