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Island, is sustained by the highest authority ? Thb Cyclopedia IirmANBntis. A sample of a work, entitled "Cyclopedia Indianensis,or, a General Description of the Indian Tribes of North and South America, by Henry Schoolcraft," has been sent us by Piatt It Peters, the publishers in this city. The work is intended to present in an alpha betical form whatever is known concerning the origin of the Indian tribes, their history, manners, and customs, languages and religion, their divi sions into tribes and races; their affinities with other races, their territorial possessions, their an tiquities and monuments, their mythology, their hieroglyphics and peculiar writing, their allego ries, oral tales and traditions, their forms and modes of government, their arts, employments, and .c. . The list of topics which we have given, will convince the reader that full no-tices of them all would make not only an important but a large work. Of the eminent qualifications of Mr. Schoolcraft to draw up such a work we have already spoken. His researches and knowledge are not merely local, but extend to all the different domains of the Indian race by which America is peopled. In the task be has now undertaken, he will be assisted by scholars in England and America. The work ie to be published in eight numbers, making twovolumss of seven one dollar and fifty cents a number, or six dollars a volume. It is to be published by subscription: The sample of a few pages, whiqh we have received, promises an interesting work, and knowing that Mr. School- craft has accumulated a mass of materials of greater extent, value and authenticity, than are probably possessed by any other man living, we cannot but fsel a strong desire that the present undertaking should be favorably received by the public.'1' have been the the of all bank by no have gayest This who wind been are taste I year tary ker, own: u in Island . out-and-out

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  1. The Evening Post,
  2. 29 Apr 1842, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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