Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico: A-M
"A descriptive list of the stocks, confederacies, tribes, tribal divisions, and settlements north of Mexico, accompanied with the various names by which these have been known, together with biographies of Indians of note, sketches of their history, archeology, manners, arts, customs, and institutions, and the aboriginal words incorporated into the English language.--From the Letter of transmittal.
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Página 463 - The United States under a grant specially to be made by the President of the US shall cause to be conveyed to the Choctaw Nation a tract of country west of the Mississippi River, in fee simple to them and their descendants, to inure to them while they shall exist as a nation and live on it...
Página 500 - By the United States in Congress assembled. A proclamation. " WHEREAS, by the ninth of the articles of confederation, it is among other things declared, that ' the United States in Congress assembled have the sole and exclusive right and power .of regulating the trade, and managing all affairs with the Indians not members of any of the states ; provided, that the legislative right of any state within its own limits be not infringed or violated.
Página 465 - As one of the earliest as well as one of the most important recognitions of the work, I quote some of its judgments.
Página 171 - ... the extent and limits of their possessions; their relations with other tribes or nations; their language, traditions, monuments...
Página 177 - ... cleanse their houses, squares, and the whole town, of their filth, which with all the remaining grain and other old provisions they cast together into one common heap, and consume it with fire. After having taken medicine, and fasted for three days, all the fire in the town is extinguished. During this fast they abstain from the gratification of every appetite and passion whatever. A general amnesty is proclaimed; all malefactors may return to their town.
Página 26 - From the earliest information we have of these nations " (the author is speaking of the New Mexicans), " they are known to have been tillers of the soil ; and though the implements used and their methods of cultivation were both simple and primitive, cotton, corn, wheat, beans, and many varieties of fruits which constituted their principal food were raised in abundance.
Página 181 - In those days men and animals were all brothers and all lived together under the ground. But at last they discovered the entrance to the cave leading up to the surface of the earth, and so they decided to ascend and come out. First an old man climbed up, carrying in one hand fire and a pipe and in the other a drum. After him came his wife, with corn and pumpkin seeds.
Página 177 - When a town celebrates the busk," says he, " having previously provided themselves with new clothes, new pots, pans, and other household utensils and furniture, they collect all their worn out clothes and other despicable things, sweep and cleanse their houses, squares, and the whole town, of their filth, which with all the remaining grain and other old provisions they cast together into one common heap, and consume it with fire. After having taken medicine, and fasted for three days, all the fire...