The Native Races Volume 1 Hubert Howe Bancroft

ISBN: 9781230220796

Published: September 12th 2013

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384 pages


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The Native Races Volume 1  by  Hubert Howe Bancroft

The Native Races Volume 1 by Hubert Howe Bancroft
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781230220796 | 8.37 Mb

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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... WEAPONS AND WAR.

407MoreThis 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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... WEAPONS AND WAR. 407 fish is struck the barb becomes loosened- line is then paid out until the fish is exhausted with running, when it is drawn in. Many of the inland tribes come down to the coast in the fishing season, and remain there until the shoals leave, when they return to the interior.

Food is either boiled by dropping hot stones into water-baskets, or more frequently, in vessels made of soap-stone.166 In their cooking, as in other respects, they are excessively unclean. They bathe frequently, it is true, but when not in the water they are wallowing in filth. Their dwellings are full of offal and other impurities, and vermin abound on their persons. Bows and arrows and clubs are, as usual, the weapons most in use. Sabres of hard wood, with edges that cut like steel, are mentioned by Father Junipero Serra.157 War is a mere pretext for plunder- the slightest wrong, real or imaginary, being sufficient cause for a strong tribe to attack a weaker one.

The smaller bands form temporary alliances- the women and children accompanying the men on a raid, carrying provisions for the march, and during an engagement they pick up the fallen arrows of the enemy and so keep their own warriors supplied. Boscana says that no male prisoners are taken, and no quarter given- and Hugo Reid affirms of the natives of Los Angeles County that all prisoners of war, after being tormented in the most cruel manner, are invariably put to death. The dead are decapitated and scalped. Female prisoners are either sold or retained as slaves.

104 All their food was either cold or nearly ao.... Salt was used very sparingly in their food, from an idea that it had a tendency to turn their hair gray. Reid, in Los Angeles Star. I have seen many instances of their...



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