The Encyclopedia Americana; A Library of Universal Knowledge Volume 16

The Encyclopedia Americana; A Library of Universal Knowledge Volume 16

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...(verified by an examination of the summit and the surroundings of the mesa by F. W. Hodge in 1897), the only trail was washed away in a storm, leaving some of the inhabitants to perish; the village was henceforth abandoned. Population in 1680, 1,500; in 1760, 1,052; in 1902, 566. Of the 20 original clans 6 are now extinct. Laguna (Span, "lagoon,9 from a lake formerly west of the pueblo; native name Kawaik).--The largest of the Queres towns, and the most recently established of all the southwestern pueblos, having been founded in 1697 by refugee Queres from other villages, particularly Acoma, as well as by Indians of other stocks. It is situated on the Santa Fe Pacific Railroad, 17 miles northeast of Acoma. The town is being gradually abandoned, many of its inhabitants having moved permanently to their eight farming villages to the north and west. The Lagunas are very intelligent, honest and industrious, and are largely in demand as railroad laborers. The mission name of Laguna is San Jose, applied also to the rivulet on which the town is situated. The tribe has 20 clans. The total population of the Keresan Indians is between 4,000 and 5,000. (See Pueblo Indians). Consult Goddard, P. E., 'Indians of the Southwest (New York 1913). F. W. Hodge, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. KERGUELEN (kerg'e-len) LAND, or DESOLATION ISLAND, an isjand in the Indian Ocean, intersected by lat. 49 3' S., long. 68 18' E.; length about 100 miles; greatest breadth about 50 miles; area, about 2,500 square miles. It has a remarkably barren and desolate appearance, due to the fact that it consists of lofty masses of basalt and other volcanic rocks. These rise to the height of 2,500 feet, presenting numerous bold headlands and ranges of precipitous...show more

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  • Paperback | 814 pages
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806360
  • 9781236806369