Transactions and Proceedings of the Geographical Society of the Pacific Volume . 1, . 1-2

Transactions and Proceedings of the Geographical Society of the Pacific Volume . 1, . 1-2

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...of the world. Before the law the three races are equal. The number of aborigines is decreasing annually, partly assimilating with the white, partly dying and fading away mysteriously. Out of twenty different tribes, and almost as many languages and dialects, existing here at the time of the Conquest, only a few can be traced out on the northern rivers and in the eastern mountains of the State. On the Fuerte River there exist yet some pueblos, or Indian settlements, with all their originality. Although obeying and submitting to the Mexican Government, they yet retain a part of their former civil organization. They live and dress in their own way and speak their own language--the Mayo, which is a dialect of the Cahita or Cinaloa language. They are a good-natured, timid aad hard-working sort of people, but without moral or physical energy to avert the long predicted fate of their race. "The palm tree grows, the coral multiplies, but men will perish," this is the common melancholic theme of the national songs amongst the colored aborigines of the Pacific. The little we know of their early history is full of interest; but time does not allow me to say more at present. In my next paper I will describe and show you some of the antiquities found in Sinaloa, amongst them a figure of Asiatic type and filiation, which came, by a happy accident, into my possession, and which will, if examined by competent ethnographers, throw much light on the subject, and will be, perhaps, the key to trace the origin of American Indians back to their immigration from the Asiatic continent. The number of foreigners in the State is not over 400 or 500. There has never yet been a rush of immigration to this part of the American continent. Those who reside in Sinaloa...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236531493
  • 9781236531490