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abandon zoology; we would only add psychical ethnology to physical ethnology. Its object is to fathom the specific mental activity of the various minds, in as far as they form the psychical nature of nations....
Franklin's definition, “Man is a tool-making animal,” is, both theoretically and practically, important. New forces are imparted beyond those given by nature, whilst animals are confined to them. And the instrument and its products re-act on the mind, stimulating its inventive powers. Not less important is it that man can invent spiritual instruments. Rules, laws, and schemes are formed to arrange the perceptions. . .
The metaphysical dispute, whether the history of the human species commences with a gradual progress or decay, does not concern us. Science cannot take into account the mythical suppositions of a destroyed antediluvian civilization; it must attempt to elucidate the development of humanity from historical facts, and the mental condition of mankind as it manifests itself at present.
To the Editor of the “ Anthropological Review."-Sir,-At page 186 in the report of the discussion before the Anthropological Society* it is stated, that Mr. Bollaert mentioned a case of a number of Negroes being kidnapped and carried to Easter Island, where they rapidly died out of dysentery and measles.
What I said was, that a number of the aboriginal (say Polynesian) inhabitants of Easter Island (between 75° 5' and 75° 12' south latitude, and between 109° and 110° west longitude) had been kidnapped and taken to Peru, with the intention of making labourers of them. They could, or they would not be taught to work. The Indian generally is not a working individual, and, consequent on the change of climate and food, many had died of dysentery and measles.
I may add, that kidnapping of natives from some of the Polynesian islands had been perpetrated, and they had been taken to Peru as labourers. However, the native and French authorities in those seas put a stop at once to this nefarious proceeding, as did also the Peruvian government.
At page 191 of same report the following may be added to my observations relative to Jewish blood in New Granada :-Not long after the discovery of America, some two hundred Jewish families having had Romanism thrust upon them in Spain, emigrated to Antioquia, in the interior of New Granada. Here Spaniards, Israelites, and Criollos mixed freely, producing, according to Samper, a New Granadian writer, “the most beautiful and energetic Mestizo-European race known in Spanish America. At present the state of Antioquia contains more than 300,000 inhabitants : of these 250,000 correspond to this mixed race, in which figures the Jewish element.” London, May 2, 1863.
• We insert Mr. Bollaert's note, but take the opportunity of observing that we do not hold ourselves in any way responsible for the contents of the Journal of the Society, just as the Anthropological Society is in no way responsible for the contents of the Review. Ed.
INDEX TO VOLUME I.
Abbeville jaw, Tylor on, 166
Blake, C. Carter, on the syndactylous
condition of the hand in man and the
Pruner-Bey on, 334 Bollaert, W., on Indian tribes of Loreto,
Broca, Paul, letter from, 191 ; history
of the proceedings of the Anthropo-
logical Society of Paris, 274
Crawfurd on, 172, 433 Burton, Capt. R. F., a day amongst the
Busk, Prof. George, on the skeleton from
at the British Associa-Camps, Dr., on troops in India, 410
Cerebral Physiology, 8, 338
question of race, +48
Charnock, R. S., science of language,
Chimpanzee, on the anatomy of, 394
Cleland, Dr. John, on ligamentous
action of muscles, 402, 459, 460
Collingwood, J. F., 184
Waitz's Introduction to
creasing prevalence of dark hair in Cologne, Egyptian skulls found at, 335
Colonies and climate, 336
Craft, Mr., 388, 409
Cranial deformities, on, 384, 391
Crawfurd, John, commixture of races
thropos), 153; 183, 185, 186, 190, 191, Asia, 113; in America, 405; the
Notes on Sir C. Lyell's
antiquity of man, 172, 433, 435, 445
Crawfurd, John, origin of Gypsies, 445 | Huxley's man's place in nature, (rev.),
Celtic languages in re. 107
Influence of Race on Art (rev.), 216
Jackson's ethnology and phrenology
James, Sir W., 434
Jukes, J. Beete, on megaceros biber.
King, Rev. S. W., 440
and observations, 246
- on the application of the
anatomical method to the discrimina-
on the deformations of
the human cranium, supposed to be
Language, science of, 193
Ligamentous action of the muscles, 402
Lindsay, Dr. William Lauder, on James
Murray's Asylum for Lunatics (rev.),
Loreto, Indian tribes of, 33
Lovaine's, Lord, lacustrian habitations,
Lyell on the Geological Evidence of
the Antiquity of Man (rev.), 129
Crawfurd's notes on his work, 172
Mackie, S. J., 184, 187
Malay Archipelago, man in, 441
Man and beast, 153
Man, antiquity of, notes on, 6'
Man's place in nature (rev.), 107
Markham, C. R., 384, 410
Medical Psychology (rev.), 163
Miscellanea anthropologica, 179, 335,191
Murchison, Sir R., 433, 435
Neanderthal skull, 393
Samuelson's life in the atmosphere, 412
Scaphocephalic skull, 391
on the Inhabitants of the Fiji
Smyth, Professor Warrington, 437
South American nations, cranioscopy
on microcephalic brains, 187, 190 Spinoza, Baruch, 488
Subjective light, 179
Sue, Eugene, the Rival Races (rev.),
of Ceylon, 444
of Formosa, 445
man and the anthropoid ap e, 401
Tagore, Professor, 186
Tate, George, F.G.S., 422
Tristram, Rev. H. B., 389
Turner, William, 391, 392, 458
Tylor, Alfred, human remains from
beast children, 21
stance of the mind, 227
ferior forms of animal life, 365
opening of a cist of the stone age on Archipelago, 441, 443
Wild men and beast children, by E.
Wilson's prehistoric man (rev.), 137
Wright, Dr. E. Perceval, 458
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