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NAME AND ORIGIN. 29 CHAPTER V. INDIAN TRIBES. Derivation of the Name Indian. Theories regarding their Origin. Looks and Habits. Arts. Acquirements. Councils. Religion. Population. Location of Tribes. Remnants. One misconception ...
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NAME AND ORIGIN. 29 CHAPTER V. INDIAN TRIBES. Derivation of the Name Indian. Theories regarding their Origin. Looks and Habits. Arts. Acquirements. Councils. Religion. Population. Location of Tribes. Remnants. One misconception often leads to another. This was the case when Europeans first landed upon the shores of the New World. Believing they had reached the eastern limits of Asia, and being in utter ignorance of those limits, they imagined that they had arrived at that particular part known to them as India or Cathay. This error led Columbus and those who followed him, to apply the name of " Indians" to the Aborigines of America, and they were seemingly strengthened in their error, by the slight resemblance which the latter bear to the aborigines in color. Ever since the time of Columbus, learned men have sought diligently to account for the presence of the Indian races on this Continent, by supposing its inhabitants to have migrated from Asia. Some have gone so far as to suppose the American Indians to have been of Israelitish origin. This latter opinion, however, is altogether improbable, although the general theory of an Asiatic emigration is supported by many plausible and very probable arguments, founded especially upon the archaeological discoveries made from time to time. But the settling of America by the " Red Men," is a problem, which like that of the peopling of the islands in mid-ocean, must remain in obscurity, and a matter for conjecture, until He, " who has made of one blood all the nations," may be pleased to enlighten mankind. All the aboriginal tribes of America appear to have resembled one another in color, features, religion, and occupation. The Esquimaux, however, have been said rather to resemble the 30 CHARACTERISTICS....
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  • ISBN-13: 9781103701612
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 3/19/2009
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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NAME AND ORIGIN. 29 CHAPTER V. INDIAN TRIBES. Derivation of the Name Indian. Theories regarding their Origin. Looks and Habits. Arts. Acquirements. Councils. Religion. Population. Location of Tribes. Remnants. One misconception often leads to another. This was the case when Europeans first landed upon the shores of the New World. Believing they had reached the eastern limits of Asia, and being in utter ignorance of those limits, they imagined that they had arrived at that particular part known to them as India or Cathay. This error led Columbus and those who followed him, to apply the name of " Indians" to the Aborigines of America, and they were seemingly strengthened in their error, by the slight resemblance which the latter bear to the aborigines in color. Ever since the time of Columbus, learned men have sought diligently to account for the presence of the Indian races on this Continent, by supposing its inhabitants to have migrated from Asia. Some have gone so far as to suppose the American Indians to have been of Israelitish origin. This latter opinion, however, is altogether improbable, although the general theory of an Asiatic emigration is supported by many plausible and very probable arguments, founded especially upon the archaeological discoveries made from time to time. But the settling of America by the " Red Men," is a problem, which like that of the peopling of the islands in mid-ocean, must remain in obscurity, and a matter for conjecture, until He, " who has made of one blood all the nations," may be pleased to enlighten mankind. All the aboriginal tribes of America appear to have resembled one another in color, features, religion, and occupation. The Esquimaux,however, have been said rather to resemble the 30 CHARACTERISTICS....
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