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The North American Indian

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,698 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.9
LoC Category: HM
Downloads: 567
Added to site: 2006.10.04 14890
Genre: Non-fiction

A PDF version with photographs may be found at Project Gutenberg.

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yright Photograph 1906 by E.S. Curtis

In treating the various tribes it has been deemed advisable that a geographic rather than an ethnologic grouping be presented, but without losing sight of tribal relationships, however remote the cognate tribes may be one from another. To simplify the study and to afford ready reference to the salient points respecting the several tribes, a summary of the information pertaining to each is given in the appendices.

In the spelling of the native terms throughout the text, as well as in the brief vocabularies appended to each volume, the simplest form possible, consistent with approximate accuracy, has been adopted. No attempt has been made to differentiate sounds so much alike that the average student fails to discern the distinction, for the words, where recorded, are designed for the general reader rather than the philologist, and it has been the endeavor to encourage their pronunciation rather than to make them repellent by inverted and other arbitrary



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