Pictographs of the North American Indians: A Preliminary Paper

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U.S. Bureau of ethnology, 1886 - 254 sivua
 

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Sivu 72 - 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 46 - 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, and deceit. VIOLET OR AMETHYST signified passion and suffering, or love and truth. Penitents, as the Magdalene, wear it. The Madonna wears it after the crucifixion, and Christ after the resurrection. GRAY is the color of penance, mourning, humility, or accused innocence. BLACK with white signified humility, mourning and...
Sivu 97 - 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 33 - Llano Estacado and the Canadian River. The stream flows through a gorge, upon one side of which a shelving sandstone rock forms a sort of cave. The roof is covered with paintings, some evi dently ancient, and beneath are innumerable carvings of footprints, animals, and symmetrical lines. Mr. James H. Blodgett, of the US Geological Survey, calls attention to the paintings on the rocks of the bluffs of the Mississippi River, ,a short distance below the mouth of the Illinois River, in Illinois, which...
Sivu 4 - Major Bush says : Dakotas first made use of lariat in catching wild horses. 1813-'14 — No. I. Many Indians died of cold (consumption). No. II. The whooping-cough was very prevalent and fatal. The sign is ludicrously suggestive of a blast of air coughed out by the man-figure. No. III. Dakotas had whooping-cough, very fatal. The interruption in the cough is curiously designed. An attempt at the same thing is made in Chart l,and a less marked attempt appears in No.
Sivu 53 - ... 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 other spots and lines somewhere on his face.
Sivu 120 - The speaker with his harpoon, making the sign of a sea lion with the left hand. The flat hand is held edgewise with the thumb elevated, then pushed outward from the body in a slightly downward curve. 9. A sea lion. 10. Shooting with bow and arrow. 11. The boat with two persons in it, the paddles projecting downward. 12. The winter, or permanent habitation of the speaker.
Sivu 451 - The rest of the solution of this problem in belief is involved in the native philosophy and worship of water. Water contains the source of continued life. The vessel holds the water ; the source of life accompanies the water, hence its dwelling place is in the vessel with the water. Finally, the vessel is supposed to contain the treasured source, irrespective of the water — as do wells and springs, or even the places where they have been. If the encircling lines inside of the eating bowl, outside...
Sivu 141 - Indians are rent into such infinitesimal divisions, anyone of which may be ai rayed in deadly feud against another at any moment, that the slight differences in their dialects would not suffice to distinguish the captive squaws. A second is that the squaws almost never attempt any ornamental tattooing, but adhere closely to the plain regulation mark of the tribe.
Sivu 41 - ... both to render themselves attractive to the ladies and conspicuous in war ; for, even if killed by the enemy, whilst the heads of the untattooed were treated with indignity and kicked on one side, those which were conspicuous by their beautiful moko were carefully cut off, stuck on the turuturu (a pole with a cross on it), and then preserved ; all which was highly gratifying to the survivors and the spirits of their late possessors.

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