The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America: Primitive history

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A. L. Bancroft & Company, 1875

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Stran 5 - False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often long endure; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, as every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is done, one path towards error is closed and the road to truth is often at the same time opened.
Stran 161 - Culebras, had bored ; that he marked it, and that he passed by the houses of the thirteen Culebras. He relates that in returning from one of his voyages he found seven other families of the Tzequil nation who had joined the first inhabitants, and recognized in them the same origin as his own, that is, of the Culebras.
Stran 105 - Before intelligent persons deny either of these points they must first succeed in blotting out numberless pages of wellknown history. The manuscript in which we have versions of all the Sagas relating to America is found in the celebrated Codex Flatoiensis, a work that was finished in the year 1387, or 1395 at the latest. This collection, made with great care and executed in the highest style of art, is now preserved in its integrity 1 in the archives of Copenhagen.
Stran 75 - In 1730, Dr. Isaac Greenwood, Hollisian Professor at Cambridge, New England, communicated to the Society of Antiquaries of London a drawing of the same inscription, accompanied with a description which proves the great care with which his copy was executed. In 1768, Mr. Stephen...
Stran 111 - Freydisa came out, and, seeing them flying, she exclaimed, " How can stout men like you fly from these miserable caitiffs, whom I thought you could knock down like cattle ! if ;I had only a weapon, I ween I could fight better than any of you!
Stran 62 - Egyptians. . . .The fact of the intercalation (by the Mexicans) of thirteen days every cycle, that is, the use of a year of three hundred and sixty-five days and a quarter, is a proof that it was either borrowed from...
Stran 110 - Karlsefne and his company had erected their dwelling-houses a little above the bay; and there they spent the winter. No snow fell, and the cattle found their food in the open field. One morning early, in the beginning of 1008, they descried a number of canoes coming from the 8.W.
Stran 2 - ... journey east and west, and exactly half as much north and south ; that it is inclosed by mountains, on which the sky rests; that one on the north side, huger than the others, by intercepting the rays of the sun, produces night ; and that the plane of the earth is not set exactly horizontally, but with a little inclination from the north : hence the Euphrates, Tigris, and other rivers, running southward, are rapid ; but the Nile, having to run up-hill, has necessarily a very slow current. The...
Stran 132 - That the American race differs essentially from all others, not excepting the Mongolian ; nor do the feeble analogies of language, and the more obvious ones in civil and religious institutions and the arts, denote anything beyond casual or colonial communication with the Asiatic nations ; and even these analogies may perhaps be accounted for, as Humboldt i suggested, in the mere coincidence arising from similar wants and impulses in nations inhabiting similar latitudes.
Stran 86 - ... defence from their enemies, so amongst the Mexicans and the Indians of Michoacan and Honduras an ark was held in the highest veneration, and was considered an object too sacred to be touched by any but the priests. The same religious reverence for the ark is stated by Adair to have existed among the Cherokee and other Indian tribes inhabiting the banks of the Mississippi, and his testimony is corroborated by the accounts of Spanish authors of the "6 Id., p.

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