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" Some ascribed them to the custom, said to prevail among the Indians, of collecting, at certain periods, the bones of all their dead, wheresoever deposited at the time of death. "
A Selection of Some of the Most Interesting Narratives, Or the Outrages ... - Page 232
by Archibald Loudon - 1811
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A Collection of Essays and Fugitiv Writings: On Moral, Historical, Political ...

Noah Webster - Humanities - 1790 - 414 pages
...who have fallen in battles, fought on the fpot of interment. Some afcribe them to the cuftom, faid to prevail among the Indians, of collecting at certain periods the bones of ail their dead, wherever depofited at the time of death. Others again fuppofed them the general fepulchre...
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Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 3, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1797
...who have fallen in battles fought on the fpot of interment. Some afcribcd them to the cuftom, faid to prevail among the Indians, of collecting at certain periods the bones of all their dead, wherefoever depofited at the time of death. Others again fuppofed them the general fepulchres for towns,...
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Notes on the State of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson - Electronic books - 1801 - 492 pages
...in battles fought on the fpot of interment. Some »Evans, Some afcribed them to the cüftom, faîd to prevail among the Indians, of collecting,, at certain periods the* bones of all their dead, wherefoever depofited at the time of death, others again fuppofed them the general fepulchres for towns,...
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Notes on the State of Virginia: With an Appendix Relative to the Murder of ...

Thomas Jefferson - Indians of North America - 1803 - 363 pages
...matter of doubt. Some have thought they covered the bones.of those who have fallen in bat* Evansties fought on the spot of interment. Some ascribed them...time of death. Others again supposed them the general sepulchres for towns, conjectured to have been on or near these grounds ; and this opinion was supported...
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The Wonders of Nature and Art: Or, A Concise Account of Whatever ..., Volume 9

Thomas Smith - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1804
...origin of their construction are now enveloped in impenetrable obscurity. Some have supposed, that they covered the bones of those who have fallen in battles fought on the spot of interment. Some ascribe them to the custom, said to prevail among the Indians, of collecting, at certain periods, the...
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The Halcyon Luminary, and Theological Repository, Volume 1

American periodicals - 1812
...repositories of the dead is obvious ; but on what particular occasion constructed, is matter of doubt. Some have thought they covered the bones of those who have fallen in battle, fought on the spot of interment. Some ascribed them to the custom, said to prevail among the...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or, A Tour Through Creation and Science, Volume 6

Edward T W. Polehampton - 1815
...dead has been obvious to all ; but on what particular occasion constructed, was matter of doubt. Some have thought they covered the bones of those who have...wheresoever deposited at the time of death. Others again sup. posed them the general sepulchres for towns, conjectured to have been on or near these grounds...
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Gallery of Nature and Art, Or a Tour Through Creation and Science ..., Volume 6

Edward T W. Polehampton - 1815
...dead has been obvious to all ; but on what particular occasion constructed, was matter of doubt. Some have thought they covered the bones of those who have...wheresoever deposited at the time of death. Others again sup. posed them the general sepulchres for towns, conjectured to have been on or near these grounds...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or, a Tour Through Creation and Science, Volume 6

Edward Polehampton - 1815
...dead has been obvious to all ; but on what particular occasion constructed, was matter of doubt. Some have thought they covered the bones of those who have...ascribed them to the custom said to prevail among the In. dians, of collecting at certain periods the bones of all their dead, wheresoever deposited at the...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 3

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1816
...who have fallen in battles, fought on the loot of interment. Some afcribed them to the cuftom faid to prevail among the Indians, of collecting, at certain periods, the bones of all their dead, wherefoever depofited at the time of death. Others again fuppofed them the general fepulchres for towns,...
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