The Contributor, Vol. 10

The Contributor, Vol. 10 : A Monthly Magazine; April, 1889 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Contributor, Vol. 10: A Monthly Magazine; April, 1889 That these ancients were skilled in agriculture is plainly shown by the great number of ancient canals scattered over the Territory, some of them being very large; and all of them very skilfully laid out, both as to location and grade. But in the ability to do this the pres ent tribes are wofully deficient. The most notable exception to this strie ture are the Moquis, who raise a large quantity, annually, of first class wheat in the Salt River plain, and pro duce also a considerable quantity of brown sugar from the ribbon sugar cane. That they were numerous is evident from the remains of their towns and villages. Indeed, it has been estimated that the Salt River and Gila valleys alone contained a population greater than the whole Of Utah at this date; by some the population being estimated at half a million. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 36 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243260830
  • 9780243260836