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The history, manners and customs of the North American Indians

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Published by American Sunday-School Union in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Indians of North America

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination3 microfiches (125 fr.)
    Number of Pages125
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22118089M
    ISBN 100665400535

    Japanese Vellum Expensive handmade paper often used in deluxe editions. But his reasoning on this point, for a local creation, is contrary both to revelation, and facts. The Indian sentiments and traditions are the same. To reflect yet greater light on the subject, I shall here add a few observations on the Indians supposed religious cherubic emblems, the cherubimical names of their tribes, and from whence they, and the early heathens, may be supposed to have derived them. Visitors identified each painting by the number on the frame, as listed in Catlin's catalogue. Engraving Illustration produced by carving lines into a metal plate.

    I there closely applied my hand to the labours of the art for several years; during which time my mind was continually reaching for some branch or enterprise of the art, on which to devote a whole life-time of enthusiasm; when a delegation of some ten or fifteen noble and dignified-looking Indians, from the wilds of the "Far West," suddenly arrived in the city, arrayed and equipped in all their classic beauty,—with shield and helmet,—with tunic and manteau,—tinted and tasselled off, exactly for the painter's palette! A place where the mind could think volumes; but the tongue must be silent that would speak, and the hand palsied that would write. The men fasten several different sorts of beautiful feathers, frequently in tufts; or the wing of a red bird, or the skin of a small hawk, to a lock of hair on the crown of their heads. Much more common in older books printed on handmade papers with a high rag content than in books printed on manufactured papers made from wood pulp with a higher acidic content. If we consider the common laws of nature and providence, we shall not be surprized at this custom; for every thing loves best its own likeness and place in the creation, and is disposed to ridicule its opposite.

    For the rest of his life, Catlin carried to Eastern America and Europe the true pictures of the North American Indians enjoying their last years of freedom and dignity in their native home. But, as we shall soon see, the Americans, when they go to war, prepare and sanctify themselves, only by fasting and ablutions, that they may not defile their supposed holy ark, and thereby incur the resentment of the Deity. In a sweating condition, they will thus incommode themselves, frequently, for a whole night, on the fame principle of pride, that the grave Spaniard's winter cloak must sweat him in summer. They esteem pigeons only as they are salutary food, and they kill the turtle-dove, though they apply it as a proper name to their female children. And the religious modes of the ancient inhabitants of 26 of Niphon, or the Japanese, are nearly the same; which are diametrically opposite to the religious tenets of the wild Americans.


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The history, manners and customs of the North American Indians book

By a strict, permanent, divine precept, the Hebrew nation were ordered to worship at Jerusalem, Jehovah the true and living God, and who by the Indians is stiled Yohewah; which the seventy-two interpreters, either from ignorance or superstition, have translated Adonai; and is the very same as the Greek Kurios, signifying Sir, Lord, or Master; which is commonly applied to earthly potentates, without the least signification of, or relation to, that most great and awful name, which describes the divine essence, who naturally 19 and necessarily exists of himself, without beginning or end.

The Assyrians worshipped pigeons, and bore the figure of them on their standards, as the sacred oracles shew us, where the anger of the pigeon, and the sword of the pigeon, points at the destroying sword of the Assyrians. We may easily conclude then, what a fixt change of colour, such a constant method of life would produce: for the colour being once thoroughly established, nature would, as it were, forget herself, not to beget her own likeness.

They kiss no idols; nor, if they were placed out of their reach, would they kiss their hands, in token of reverence and a willing obedience.

Letters Notes Manners Customs Condition North American Indians

Lawson opened his eyes and ears to the Native American languages and habits, and interviewed village leaders regarding their traditions of warfare and diplomacy with neighboring tribes as well as their impressions of the European newcomers. They consecrated the bull's head to the fire, the lion's to light, and the eagle's to the air, which they worshipped as gods.

Paul in his epistle 36 epistle addressed to the Hebrews, speaks of it as their general opinion, that "Angels are ministring spirits to the good and righteous on earth" And that it was the sentiment of those Jews who embraced christianity, is evident from Acts xii. The heathens in general, appointed one god to preside over the land, and another over the water; one for the mountains, and another for the valleys.

I have observed with much inward satisfaction, the community of goods that prevailed among them, after the patriarchal manner, and that of the primitive christians; especially with those of their own tribe.

In a sweating condition, they will thus incommode themselves, frequently, for a whole night, on the fame principle of pride, that the grave Spaniard's winter cloak must sweat him in summer. Lawson comments on the quality of agriculture, the potential for lucrative exports, the availability of cheap land, the democratic structure of colonial government, and the general physical health and moral character of the "Carolinians" along the coast and in the hinterlands.

The line cut can be seen at the very end of letter 4.

Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume II

Lawson's group followed well-established trading paths, and along the way they enjoyed the hospitality of English and French traders and colonists. Nor, even in the moderate northern climates, is to be seen the least vestige of any ancient stately buildings, or of any thick settlements, as are said to remain in the less healthy regions of Peru and Mexico.

Their language is copious, and very expressive, for their narrow orbit of ideas, and full of rhetorical tropes and figures, like the orientalists. Size: 6" x 9". They eventually had four children. Most part of the old heathens adored all the celestial orbs, especially the sun; probably they first imagined its enlivening rays immediately issued from the holy fire, light, and spirit, who either resided in, or was the identical sun.

For other recent interpretations of Lawson, see A. During the time of these letters, he also meets and learns about the Crow and their lifestyle, comparing their language with the Blackfeet.Sep 22,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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