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Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow Volume 24. Royal Philosophical Glasgow

Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow Volume 24
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Author: Royal Philosophical Glasgow
Page Count: 112 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: Englishhttps://d4rri9bdfuube.cloudfront.net/assets/images/book/large/9781/1306/9781130663389.jpg
Format: PDF
ISBN: 9781130719703
Download Link: Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow Volume 24
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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. 1893 Excerpt: ...signifying " friend." These Indians are dark, copper-coloured, of middle stature, muscular, and wiry; many, too, are not unpleasant-looking, though the features of some plainly indicate that one should beware of them. They are greedy, inquisitive, and laugh continually at everything or nothing. Raimondi says, "They are very hostile, and no friendly relations can be entered into with them," Mr. Clements Markham describes them as "a barbarously cruel tribe of untameable savages." Thanks to the introduction of Padre Sala to Kinchoquiri, one of their chiefs, who had numerous friends along the banks of the river, we suffered no molestation, and I found, from my experience of them, though at times morose, sullen, suspicious, and shy, they are not without intelligence and humour, nor would it, in my opinion, be difficult, with tact, to civilise and make them useful. Kinchoquiri had resided near La Merced, and was, therefore, not altogether ignorant of the outer world. On one occasion, however, to be described further on, we were in great danger from this tribe. Their weapons are bows and arrows--the latter barbed, occasionally with monkey's teeth, and feathered in a spiral, thus showing an acquaintance with the principle of rifling. The women wear necklaces of monkeys' teeth, and a cotton tunic like that of the men, but having only short sleeves to above the elbow, where they hang birds' wings, skins, bones, &c Their hair is worn hanging over the forehead and cut just above the eyes; this fashion, however, is not unknown among tribes of a much higher civilisation in the old world. Both men and women paint their faces--some with the black juice of a jungle fruit, some red with annatto. The features of the country, as seen from the ...

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