Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Nide 4

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Sivu 82 - Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. 28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you : I am the LORD.
Sivu 81 - Until a young man was tattooed, he was considered in his minority. He could .not think of marriage, and he was constantly exposed to taunts and ridicule, as being poor and of low birth, and as having no right to speak in the society of men. But as soon as he was tattooed he passed into his majority, and considered himself entitled to the respect and privileges of mature years. When a youth, therefore, reached the age of sixteen, he and his friends were all anxiety that he should be tattooed.
Sivu 100 - Sioux, united into one village, and moved up the river opposite to the Ricaras. The same causes reduced the remaining seven to five villages, till at length they emigrated in a body to the Ricara nation...
Sivu 60 - Blue, that of the sapphire, signified heaven, heavenly love and truth, constancy and fidelity. Christ and the Virgin Mary wear the blue mantle, St. John a blue tunic. Green, the emerald, the color of spring, expressed hope and victory. Yellow or gold was the emblem of the sun, the goodness of God, marriage and fruitfulness. St. Joseph and St. Peter wear yellow. Yellow has also a bad signification when it has a dirty, dingy hue, such as the usual dress of Judas, and then signifies jealousy, inconstancy,...
Sivu 60 - GRAY is the color of penance, mourning, humility, or accused innocence. BLACK with white signified humility, mourning, and purity of life. Alone, it spoke of darkness, wickedness, and death, and belonged to Satan. In pictures of the Temptation, Jesus sometimes wears black.
Sivu 90 - Ponios [in central California] by placing three little sticks, notched in the middle and at both ends, on a mound which marked the boundary between the two tribes. If the Ponios accept, they tie a string round the middle notch. Heralds then meet and arrange time and place, and the battle comes off as appointed.
Sivu 442 - ... of forms can be said to characterize a particular age or stage of culture. In a general way, of course, the vessels of primitive peoples will be simple in form, while those of more advanced races will be more varied and highly specialized. The shapes first assumed by vessels in clay depend upon the shape of the vessels employed at the time of the introduction of the art, and these depend, to a great extent, upon the kind and grade of culture of the people acquiring the art and upon the resources...
Sivu 62 - When a person died, his house was thus painted ; ' when the tapu was laid on anything, the chief erected ' a post and painted it with the kura; wherever a corpse ' rested, some memorial was set up; oftentimes the ' nearest stone, rock, or tree served as a monument; ' but whatever object was selected, it was sure to be
Sivu xxxiv - Illustration of the method of recording Indian languages. From the manuscripts of Messrs. JO Dorsey, AS Gatschet, and SR Riggs.
Sivu 67 - For example, a man, when he wants to dress well, perhaps entirely coats both his feet up to the ankles with a crust of red ; his whole trunk he sometimes stains uniformly with blue-black, more rarely with red, or he covers it with an intricate pattern of lines of either colour; he puts a streak of red along the bridge of his nose ; where his eyebrows were till he pulled them out he puts two red lines ; at the top of the arch of his forehead he puts a big lump of red paint, and probably he scatters...

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