Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Nide 4,Osat 1882–1883

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1886
 

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Sivu xxviii - ... speech, and the integration of the sentence; from a study of Indian languages, by JW Powell. Sketch of the mythology of the North American Indians, by JW Powell.
Sivu 78 - 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 54 - 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 33 - He was a bold, middle-aged man of medium stature, noble countenance, and figure almost equalling an Apollo. His portrait was painted by Catlin in 1832. He took the name of One-Horn, or One-Shell, from a simple small shell that was hanging on his neck, which descended to him from his father, and which he valued more than anything else which he possessed, and he kept that name in preference to many others more honorable which he had a right to have taken, from his many exploits. On page 221, the same...
Sivu 54 - WHITE is worn by the Saviour after his resurrection ; by the Virgin in representations of the Assumption ; by women as the emblem of chastity ; by rich men to indicate humility, and by the judge as the symbol of integrity. It is represented sometimes by silver or the diamond, and its sentiment is purity, virginity, innocence, faith, joy, and light. RED, the color of the ruby, speaks of royalty, fire, divine love, (he holy spirit, creative power, and heat.
Sivu 167 - 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 99 - Nadowessies) in 1766-'77, explains that "besides the name of the animal by which every nation or tribe [clan] is denominated, there are others that are personal, which the children receive from their mother. * * * The chiefs are distinguished by a name that has either some reference to their abilities or to the hieroglyphic of their families, and these are acquired after they have arrived at the age of manhood. Such as have signalized themselves either in their war or hunting parties, or are possessed...
Sivu 442 - ... objects and utensils are copied. In the first stages of art, when the savage makes a weapon, he modifies or copies a weapon; when he makes a vessel, he modifies or copies a vessel. This law holds good in an inverse ratio to culture, varying to a certain extent with the character of the material used. Natural originals. — Natural originals, both animal and vegetable, necessarily differ with the country and the climate, thus giving rise to individual characters in art forms often extremely persistent...
Sivu 56 - 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

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