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Side 91 - ... hand from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the middle finger ; sa'vor y, sweet smelling ; car'cass, a body ; weap'on, something with which one fights ; bide, to dwell.
Side 47 - Bacon ; and some of them eat plentifully of it, the effect of which was a very pleasant comedy ; for they turned natural fools upon it for several days : one would blow up a feather in the air ; another would dart straws at it with much fury ; and another stark naked was sitting up in a corner, like a monkey...
Side 355 - Their audacity in these predatory excursions is astonishing. If a party can muster eight or ten stand of fire-arms, it will fight its way through all the mountain tribes, though at open war with them, and by the rapidity of their marches, and nightly enterprises, which they call Kanaima, they conceal the weakness of their numbers, and carry terror before them.
Side 391 - Second annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1880-'81 by JW Powell director [Vignette] Washington Government Printing Office 1883 [1884:] Roy.
Side 17 - ... beginning of the year, owing to the fact that the burden of the administrative work of the bureau devolved upon Mr. Hodge when the chief was called to South America and later to the Seattle Exposition, as previously mentioned. In the handbook work Mr. Hodge had the clerical assistance of Mrs. Frances Nichols. It Is now expected that Part 2 will be ready for distribution in the near future. Mr. Hodge represented the bureau on the Smithsonian advisory committee on printing and publication, and...
Side 403 - Swanton 1911 8°. vn, 387 p., 32 pi. (including 1 map) , 2 fig. (44) . Indian languages of Mexico and Central America, and their geographical distribution by Cyrus Thomas, assisted by John R. Swanton Accompanied with a linguistic map 1911 8°.
Side 391 - On the evolution of language, as exhibited in the specialization of the grammatic processes, the differentiation of the parts of speech, and the integration of the sentence; from a study of Indian languages, by JW Powell. P. 1-16. Sketch of the mythology of the North American Indians, by JW Powell.
Side 235 - The belief on the part of the Indians in the presence of Mountain Spirits in certain localities would seem to have been due in large measure to one or another of three sets of causes: peculiarities in conformation, marking, position, and other features of the rocks...
Side 365 - The men, on the other hand, have the hair carefully parted and combed on each side, and tied in a queue behind. In the young men, it hangs in long locks down their necks, and, with the comb, which is invariably carried stuck in the top of the head, gives to them a most feminine appearance : this is increased by the large necklaces and bracelets of beads, and the careful extirpation of every symptom of beard.
Side 48 - ... difficulty of breathing, inability to articulate, and in a state of complete insensibility, broken occasionally by a paroxysm during which they would utter some indistinct sounds and throw their hands about, as if trying to ward off some threatening evil. They then fell into a comatose state, but were easily roused into a state of violent excitement : they grasped at imaginary objects; there was picking at the bed-clothes, with paroxysms of excessive laughter.