Download e-book for iPad: The American Race: A Linguistic Classification and by Daniel G. Brinton

By Daniel G. Brinton

ISBN-10: 1108006477

ISBN-13: 9781108006477

First released in 1891, this ebook was once the earliest try and build a scientific type of the entire indigenous languages of the Americas, focusing really at the dating among tradition and grammar and vocabulary. It addresses some of the theories of the origins of the yank race, and the archaeological facts for the presence of people within the Americas. It discusses geologists' reviews and the actual geography of the Americas in terms of Europe, and considers the actual features of the local american citizens, their tradition, faith, family conduct and kin supplier, delivering a finished anthropological and ancient context for the linguistic paintings. designated consciousness is paid to the elements of the continent, regularly south of Mexico, whose ethnography used to be little identified on the time of writing. every one bankruptcy covers a specific area, and there's a certain linguistic appendix.

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British America and N. Atlantic elevated. Trenton gravels. Palaeolithic implements from Trenton. Completion of Greal B r a c h y c e p h a l i c takes. skulls from Trenton. Elevation of North At- Hearth on former lantic subsiding. shore of L. Ontario. Reindeer in Ohio Val- Skulls of Pontimelo ley. and Rio Negro, S. A. Climate cold. I^acustrine deposits. A r g i l l i t e impleSeaboard deposits. 1. Champlain or Fluvial. Recent. - 2. Present or Alluvial. HUMAN RELICS. F,arliest k i t c h e n - Land below preseni Limonite bones in Florida.

In appearance the Innuits of pure blood are of medium or slightly undersize, color dark, nose prominent and sometimes aquiline, hair dark brown or black, moderately strong on the face, the pubes and in the axilla ; the eyes are dark brown and occasionally blue. The skull is generally long (dolichocephalic), but is subject to extensive variations ranging from almost globular to exceptionally long and narrow specimens, f In spite of the hardships of their life, the Innuits are of a singularly placid and cheerful temperament, good-natured among themselves and much given to mirth and laughter, f The ingenuity with which they have learned to overcome the difficulties of their Franz Boas, The Central Eskimo, in the Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology; W.

They call themselves Innuit, "people," a term the equivalent of which is the usual expression applied by American natives to their own particular stock. The Innuit are at present essentially a maritime and arctic nation, occupying the coast and adjacent islands from the Straits of Belle Isle on the Atlantic to Icy Bay, at the foot of Mount St. Elias on the Pacific, and extending their wanderings and settlements as far up Smith's Sound as N. Lat. 8o°, where they are by far the northernmost inhabitants of the earth.

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