This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...be due only to his longer scholarship in the curriculum of the warpath. As a rule, he is not of imposing height, though Man-gus ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...be due only to his longer scholarship in the curriculum of the warpath. As a rule, he is not of imposing height, though Man-gus Colorado, a great chief in several ways, stood six feet and a half tall. The Chihuicahui majority, however, are of medium stature, straight (without the stiffness which generally twins with the American attempt to be erect), compact, and strongly built, but seldom heavy; and always of that easy carriage which belongs alone to perfect physical condition. There is never the classic protuberance of knotted muscle so affected by our athletes; nor are they in fact so powerful in foot-pounds as highly developed Caucasians. Their arms and legs are smooth and round; rarely scrawny and rarely fat. A grand breadth and depth of chest and generous substantiality of back are observable in all. The Chihuicahui head is fairly well moulded and of good size. The straight black hair is generally trimmed at the level of the shoulder-blades. The features are strongly and rather sharply marked; the aquiline nose not generally heavy, nor the lips over full. The eyes are sparkful, restless, and unfathomable. The face is never blank, yet never legible. It seems as if the nerves and muscles by which, in civilization, the brain reflects its images upon the countenance, had all been cut. There is not a twitch, a shade, a change by which the keenest of us may read what is behind. And meantime, through this impassive mask, your tawny vis-a-vis--a reader who never opened a book save the great volume of nature--is searching your very soul with indifferent eyes which never look at you. He can come very near telling what you had for breakfast. He has kept the senses which nature gave man, and has educated them as few of us are ever educated in anything....
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