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Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Volume 2 by Smithsonian Ethnology

Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Volume 2
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Author: Smithsonian Ethnology
Page Count: 198 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781130002485
File size: 11 Mb
File Name: Annual.Report.of.the.Bureau.of.American.Ethnology.to.the.Secretary.of.the.Smithsonian.Institution.Volume.2.pdf
Download Link: Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Volume 2
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 Excerpt: ...of an inch to two inches; thickness, two-tenths in the center, thinning out a little towards the edges. It is doubly perforated. It is figured on the face and its reverse, with two parallel latitudinal and two longitudinal lines crossing in its center, and dividing the area into four equal parts. Its circumference is marked with an inner circle, corresponding in width to the cardinal parallels. Bach division of the circle thus quartered has five circles, with a central dot. The latitudinal and longitudinal bands or fillets have each four similar circles and dots, and one in its center, making thirty-seven. The number of these circles varies, however, on various specimens. In the one figured there are fifty-two.- Figs. 1 and 2 are copied from Plate 25 of Schoolcraft. The smaller was obtained from an ancient grave at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and the larger from an Indian cemetery at Onondaga, N. Y. Others have been found at James ville, Lafayette, and Manlius, in the latter Sfate. The Indians, according to Mr. Schoolcraft, have no traditions respecting this class of objects, and we are quite in the dark as to their significance or the manner in which they were used. Mr. W. M. Beauchamp, of Baldwinsville, N. Y., has very kindly sent me sketches of two of these objects. The originals were obtained from an ancient village site at Pompey, N. Y. One is almost a duplicate of the smaller specimen copied from Schoolcraft, but the other, which is illustrated ia Fig. 4, Plate XXXVI, presents some novel features. The central portion of the face is occupied by a rosette-like design, which consists of six sharply oval figures that radiate from the center like the epokes of a wheel. These rays are ornamented with a series of oblique lines, arranged in couplets. The margi...

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