By Daniel G. Brinton
First released in 1891, this e-book was once the earliest try to build a scientific type of the entire indigenous languages of the Americas, focusing quite at the courting among tradition and grammar and vocabulary. It addresses some of the theories of the origins of the yankee race, and the archaeological proof for the presence of people within the Americas. It discusses geologists' reviews and the actual geography of the Americas when it comes to Europe, and considers the actual features of the local americans, their tradition, faith, family behavior and relatives service provider, delivering a accomplished anthropological and ancient context for the linguistic paintings. particular consciousness is paid to the components of the continent, regularly south of Mexico, whose ethnography used to be little identified on the time of writing. each one bankruptcy covers a selected quarter, and there's a designated linguistic appendix.
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Of the Com. of the N. Y. State Reservation, p. 84 (Albany, 1890). t Races and Peoples, chapter III. (New York, 1890). AGE; OP MAN IN AMERICA. 33 Scheme of the Age of Man in America. AGE. PERIOD. i. Pre-glacial. 2. First glacial. 3- Inter-glacial. Q uaternary or Pleistocene. 4. Second srlacial. 5- Post glacial. GEOLOGICAL CHARACTERS. ). ). IvOwer lake beds in Great Basin. Attenuated drift. Paleeoliths from Columbia formation. Claymont, Del. Sinking of Atlantic Coast. Old glacial drift in Mississippi Valley.
Structure, in what Wilhelm von Humboldt called the "inner form," they are strikingly alike. The points in which this is especially apparent are in the development of pronominal forms, in the abundance of generic particles, in the overweening preference for concepts of action (verbs), rather than concepts of existence (nouns), and in the consequent subordination of the latter to the former in the proposition. This last mentioned trait is the source of that characteristic which is called incorporation.
ILucien Carr, "Notes on the Crania of New England Indians," in the Anniversary Memoirs of the Boston Society of Natural History, 1880; and compare Topinard, Elements d' Anthropologie Genirale, p. 628. ) 40 THE AMERICAN RACE. of red. This reddish tinge is very perceptible in some tribes, and especially in children. Generally straight and coarse, instances are not wanting where it is fine and silky, and even slightly wavy or curly. "* The growth is thick and strong on the head, scanty on the body and on the face; but beards of respectable length are not wholly unknown, f The stature and muscular force vary.