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Across Unknown South America (Volumes I and II, Hardback)

Arnold Henry Savage Landor

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Title: Across Unknown South America (Volumes I and ...

Publisher: Benediction Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Hardcover. 740 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.8in.Arnold Henry Savage Landor memoirs of his expedition to unknown South America and his encounter with the native Bororo Indians. Originally written in two volumes, this book includes illustrations, maps, plates and photographs This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781849020183

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Synopsis: Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV The Bobobo Indians TXTHILE I was reassuring my men, an Indian Y V appeared, bow and arrows in hand. He stood motionless, looking at us. My men, who had not noticed his coming, were terrified when they turned round and saw him. The Indian was a strikingly picturesque figure, with straight, sinewy arms and legs of wonderfully perfect anatomical modelling, well-shaped feet--but not small -- and hands. He was not burdened with clothing; in fact, he wore nothing at all, barring a small belt round his waist and a fibre amulet on each arm. The Indian deposited his bow and arrows against a tree, when some other Indians arrived. He stood there as straight and as still as a bronze statue, his head inclined slightly forward in order to screen his searching eagle eyes from the light by the shade of his protruding brow. He folded his arms in a peculiar manner. His left hand was inserted flat under the right arm, the right hand fully spread flat upon his abdomen. The first thing I did was to take a snapshot of him before he moved. Then I proceeded to the interesting study of his features. They were indeed a great revelation to me. One single glance at him and his comrades persuaded me that a theory I had long cherished about the aboriginal population of the South American continent was correct, although in contradiction to theories held by other people on the subject. I had always be lieved, for reasons which I shall fully explain later, that South America must be peopled by tribes of an Australoid or Papuan type: people who had got there directly from the west or southwest, not by people who had gradually drifted there from the north. Some scientists, with no experience of travel, have been greatly misled by the fact that the North American Indians are decidedly a Mongolian race. The...

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