The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal, 第 8 卷

Stephen Denison Peet, J. O. Kinnaman
Jameson & Morse, 1886

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第 152 頁 - The principal personage stands in an upright position and in profile, exhibiting an extraordinary facial angle of about forty-five degrees. The upper part of the head seems to have been compressed and lengthened, perhaps by the same process employed upon the heads of the Choctaw and Flathead Indians of our own country. The head represents a different species from any now existing in that region of country ; and supposing the statues to be images of living personages, or the creations of artists according...
第 88 頁 - And indeed this humility is judged the best policy; for, wanting coercive power, their commands would perhaps occasion assassination, which sometimes happens. The sachems of each tribe are usually chosen in a public assembly of the chiefs and warriors, whenever a vacancy happens by death or otherwise; they are generally chosen for their sense and bravery, from among the oldest warriors, and approved of by all the tribe; on which they are saluted sachems. There are however several exceptions; for...
第 85 頁 - Tribes form' a Little Community within the Nation, and as the Nation has its peculiar Symbol so each Tribe has the peculiar Badge from whence it is denominated, and a Sachem of each Tribe being a necessary party to a fair Conveyance such Sachim affixes the Mark of the Tribe thereto...
第 277 頁 - Kicans, according to Gabb.4 Some of the Apache- Yuma men wear long rolls of matted hair behind, which are the thickness of a finger, and two feet or more in length, and composed of old hair mixed with that growing on the head, or are in the form of a wig, made of hair that has been cut off when mourning the dead, to be worn on occasions of ceremony...
第 89 頁 - Logan was one of the ten Cayuga sachems, but which of the ten names or sachemships he held, is not at present ascertained. His father, Shikellimus or Shikalimo, who is usually mentioned as a Cayuga sachem, was but a chief.
第 118 頁 - ... assembled. They represent a great variety of animal forms, some difficult to determine, but among them are two, well and distinctly representing the elephant, though differing somewhat from each other in form and position. These plainly and unmistakably show that the sculptors were acquainted ^vith the elephants, (the mammoth or mastodon) of which, though long extinct, numerous remains are found throughout this country.
第 204 頁 - The people of the north were too skilful in the use of bows and arrows, and could endure hardships which proved fatal to a foreign people ; at last the northern nations gained the conquest, and all the towns and forts were totally destroyed, and left them in the heap of ruins.
第 198 頁 - ... least tangible, it is believed, is that which has been suggested with the Scandinavian mythology. That mythology is of so marked and peculiar a character, that it has not been distinctly traced out of the great circle of tribes of the Indo-Germanic family. Odin, and his terrific pantheon of war-gods and social deities, could only exist in the dreary latitudes of storms and fire, which produce a Hecla and a Maelstrom. These latitudes have invariably produced nations, whose influence has been felt...
第 84 頁 - ... it would have broken this eight-fold bond of consanguinity. Had the nations fallen into collision with each other, it would have brought Hawk tribe against Hawk tribe — in a word, brother against brother. The history of the Iroquois exhibits the wisdom of these organic provisions ; for, during the long period through which the league subsisted, they never fell into anarchy, nor even approximated to a dissolution from internal disorders.