The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal, Volumen13

Stephen Denison Peet, J. O. Kinnaman
Jameson & Morse, 1891

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Página 38 - MAY I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence : live In pulses stirred to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self. In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search To vaster issues.
Página 355 - ... if this is not done there will be another flood, and no one will be saved, as it was with such tools that the big canoe was made.
Página 215 - ... stone. It is two hundred and eighty feet above the level of the Ohio, and the slope is very gradual to the south. At the upper field it is two hundred and forty feet high and one hundred steps wide. At the lower timber it is one hundred and twenty feet high. The bottom land at the foot of the south end is sixty feet above the river. Along the greater part of the Ohio river front, there is an abrupt escarpment of rock entirely too steep to be scaled, and a similar natural barrier exists along...
Página 268 - States are washed by three seas : the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the Gulf of Mexico on the south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. The...
Página 43 - ... ground, and the house upon that, being situated on the top of a hill. Not far from hence in a bottom, we came to a fort...
Página 263 - These observations are very likely correct; but unfortunately Koch's want of scientific knowledge * and the exaggerations with which he accompanied his story, at first threw some discredit upon the facts themselves. But the recent discoveries of Dr. Aughey in Iowa and Nebraska have now confirmed them. There, too, the bones of the mastodon have been found mixed with numerous stone weapons; and man, we learn to our surprise, armed with these feeble weapons, not only did not fear to attack the gigantic...
Página 7 - In fifteen minutes, I found myself in the midst of a group of mounds, mostly of a circular shape, and at a distance, resembling enormous haystacks scattered through a meadow. One of the largest which I ascended, was about two hundred paces in circumference at the bottom, the form nearly square, though it had evidently undergone considerable alteration from the washing of the rains. The top was level, with an area sufficient to contain several hundred men.
Página 30 - All defensible mountains in this country were fortified. Neither the Cherokees, Creeks 'nor Seminoles had any tradition of the extinct race. The names of localities where mounds are found in this State are somewhat significant, A cemetery is found at 'Druid Grove;' two are on the 'Black Beard River;' the big mound is on Bourbon Creek; the eighty-three mounds are on the Dry Creek, in the 'Sacred Grove'.
Página 10 - Stale 200 feet to an inch. 472 feet, and covering an area of over twelve acres, holds a relation to the other tumuli of the Mississippi Valley similar to that of the Great Pyramid of Egypt to the other monuments of the Valley of the >'ile.
Página 215 - ... and fifty feet long. It is built along the slope of the hill and had an elevation of about seventyfive feet above its base, the upper ten feet being vertical. The inside of the wall is protected by a ditch. The remainder of the hill is protected by an artificial stone wall built in the same manner but not more than ten feet high.

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