Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind, Volume 5

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Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper, 1847 - Anthropology

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Page 556 - And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.
Page 260 - The Inhabitants of this Country are the miserablest People in the world. The Hodmadods of Monomatapa, though a nasty People, yet for Wealth are Gentlemen to these; who have no Houses and Skin Garments, Sheep, Poultry, and Fruits of the Earth, Ostrich Eggs, &c. as the Hodmadods have : and setting aside their humane shape, they differ but little from Brutes.
Page 376 - They have also a tradition among them that they originally came from another country, inhabited by very wicked people, and had traversed a great lake, which was narrow, shallow and full of islands, where they had suffered great misery — it being always winter, with ice and deep snow. At the Coppermine River, where they had made the first land, the ground was covered with copper, over which a body of earth had since been collected to the depth of a man's height.
Page 290 - The halfclad Fuegian, shrinking from his dreary winter, has the same characteristic lineaments, though in an exaggerated degree, as the Indians of the tropical plains ; and these again resemble the tribes which inhabit the region west of the Rocky Mountains, those of the great valley of the Mississippi, and those again which skirt the Eskimaux on the North.
Page 493 - ... flat, with wide-spread nostrils, mouth large, teeth white, large and regular. The hair is long, lank and black, hanging over the face, and is covered with white ashes, which gives them a hideous appearance. The whole face is compressed. Their bodies are remarkable from the great development of the chest, shoulders, and vertebral column ; their arms are long, and out of proportion ; their legs small, and ill-made.
Page 403 - Savannucas, who are rather taller and slenderer, and their complexion brighter. The Cherokees are yet taller and more robust than the Muscogulges, and by far the largest race of men I have seen ; * their complexions .brighter and somewhat of the olive cast, especially the adults; and some of their young women are nearly as fair and blooming as European women.
Page 302 - ... from, the country of the Esquimaux to the banks of the Oronoko, and again, from these torrid banks to the frozen climate of the Straits of Magellan, mother-tongues, entirely different with regard to their roots, have, if we may use the expression, the same physiognomy.
Page 417 - The diversity in the color of hair is also equally as great as that in the complexion ; for in a numerous group of these people (and more particularly amongst the females, who never take pains to change its natural...
Page 266 - A certain mysterious connection exists between a family and its kobong, so that a member of the family will never kill an animal of the species, to which his kobong belongs, should he find it asleep ; indeed he always kills it reluctantly, and never without affording it a chance to escape.
Page 10 - On the evidence of language, we may pronounce as to the state of civilization of such a nation, that they had made some progress in agriculture, that they understood the use of iron — had artificers in this metal, and in gold, perhaps made trinkets of the latter ; were clothed with a fabric made of the fibrous barks of plants, which they wove in the loom...

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