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Title: The world’s inhabitants or, Mankind, animals, and plants getting a common account of the races and nations of mankind, previous and present, and the animals and plants inhabiting the wonderful continents and principal islands
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Bettany, G. T. (George Thomas), 1850-1891
Subjects: Civilization Culture
Publisher: London Ward, Lock

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nheads and Nez Percesas the chief tribes. They aretaller than the coast tribes, andtheir legs are not deformed.The face is also far better, the eyesrarely oblique, the lips thinthe common aspect is stern andrather melancholy, but not re-pulsive. Head flattening is ex-tensively practised tattooing isnot basic, although painting of the face is but a quantity of tribes pierceor cut away the septum of the nose. The particular inland garb is ofdressed skins of deer and other animals created into a rude shirt with loosesleeves, and leggings reaching halfway up the thigh. The womens dressreaches nearly to the ankles. Buffalo or elk robes are worn over this.Their garments are copiously decorated with leather fringes, feathers,shells, and porcupine quills. The clothes is worn unchanged till it isdisgustingly dirty. Their dwellings are effortlessly and typically removed, andconsist of a tent-like frame of poles covered with rush matting or withskins, and with an opening at the prime for the escape of smoke. These

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AN INDIAN SQUAW AND Baby. 758 THE INHABITANTS OF AMERICA. dwellings are so massive as to accommodate numerous families, each and every possessing itsown fireplace and allotted space, withoiit the use of partitions. Fish,game, roots, and fruits constitute the varied diet plan and hunting is oftendone on horseback, the bow and arrow formerly being the only weapon.All adults have been brave warriors on occasion. Horses are their most valuedproperty. They hold annual summer time gatherings and fairs on the rivers.They have handful of arts, their carving becoming very rude but they can countup to a couple of hundreds. Years are reckoned by winters and sub-dividedby moons or months, which they name according to some periodicalemployment or the ripening of some plant. In character and morals, as in physique, the inland nations aresuperior to those of the coast. Their active hunting habits render them more vigorous, and give them less leisure. Truthful, just, and charitable, says Bancroft, ordinarily cold and reserved, but onoccasions social

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Identifier: worldsinhabitant00bett
Title: The world’s inhabitants or, Mankind, animals, and plants being a well-liked account of the races and nations of mankind, previous and present, and the animals and plants inhabiting the fantastic continents and principal islands
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Bettany, G. T. (George Thomas), 1850-1891
Subjects: Civilization Culture
Publisher: London Ward, Lock

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TATTOOED MABQUESAN CHIEF. thej^ believed in sorcery and witchcraft, and were relentless and savage I THE POLYNESIANS. 917

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The taboo. PELEW ISLANDERS. in war, is also accurate, and liasbeen noticed to be wonder-totally widespread in ourreview of other peoples.They have to be creditedwith the higher developmentof the taboo,which Ellis de-fines as separating what-ever it was applied tofrom typical use. Theidols, temples, persons andnames ot the kings and members of the reigning household, the personsof the priests, canoes belonging to the god, and the heads of men whowere devotees of any particular idol, were alwajS tahii. The flesh ofhogs, turtle, and numerous types of fish, cocoanuts, and virtually everythingoffered in sacrifice, was tabu to the use of the gods and the males, Par-ticular places, fruits, etc., had been tahii for a longer or shorter period,often for years. The taboo became developed as a chief engine ofthe despotic powers of the kings and priests. The chiefs held absolute energy, the kingship getting hereditary, andhedged about with wonderful ceremony, their persons and everj^thing con-nected with them becoming held in the

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