Contributions to North American Ethnology, Volym 1–7; Volym 9

John Wesley Powell
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1881

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Sidan 109 - ... a single house, because the whole is under one roof ; otherwise it would seem more like a range of buildings, as it is divided into seven distinct apartments, each thirty feet square, by means of broad boards set on end from the floor to the roof.
Sidan 64 - No matter how many children, or whatever goods he might have in the house, he might at any time be ordered to pick up his blanket and budge...
Sidan 69 - As these families gradually expand into bands or tribes or nations, the paternal authority is represented by the chief of each association. This chieftain, however, is not hereditary...
Sidan 50 - They now set before them a small piece of buffaloe meat, some dried salmon, berries, and several kinds of roots. Among these last is one which is round and much like an onion in appearance, and sweet to the taste : it is called quamash, and is eaten either in its natural state, or boiled into a kind of soup, or made into a cake, which is then called pasheco.
Sidan 122 - ... feet, raised a foot above the passage by a long sapling, hewed square, and fitted with joists that go from it to the back of the house; on these joists they lay large pieces of bark, and on extraordinary occasions spread...
Sidan 156 - ... with alternate beds of large and small stones, the regularity of the combination producing a very pleasing effect. The ceiling of this room is also more tasteful than any we have seen — the transverse beams being smaller and more numerous. and the longitudinal pieces which rest upon them only about an inch in diameter, and beautifully regular.
Sidan 88 - Vol. II, Lib. Ill, cap. VIII, p. 50): Nearly all the old authors describe the public buildings as surrounded by pleasure-grounds or ornamental gardens. It is very striking that, the pueblo having been founded in 1325, and nearly a century having been spent in adding sufficient artificial sod to the originally small solid expanse settled, the Mexicans could have been ready so soon to establish purely decorative parks within an area, every inch of which was valuable to them for subsistence alone !...
Sidan 237 - Daily his larder and winecellar were open to all who wished to eat and drink. The meals were served by three or four hundred youths, who brought on an infinite variety of dishes ; indeed, whenever he dined or supped, the table was loaded with every kind of flesh, fish, fruits, and vegetables, that the . country produced.
Sidan 164 - After this they returned to their houses and suddenly, the next day, they packed up their goods and property, their women and children, and fled to the hills, leaving their towns deserted, with only some few remaining in them.
Sidan 26 - Tribes, and with the Chiefs of these Tribes formed the Council of each, which was supreme over all matters pertaining to the Tribe exclusively. V. Unanimity in the Council of the Confederacy was made essential to every public act. VI. In the General Council the Sachems voted by Tribes, which gave to each Tribe a negative upon the others. VII. The Council of each Tribe had power to convene the General Council; but the latter had no power to convene itself.

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