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AMERICAN REVIEW:

A WHIG JOURNAL,

DEVOTED TO

POLITICS AND LITERATURE.

"TO STAND BY THE CONSTITUTION."

NEW SERIES, VOL. III.-WHOLE VOL. IX.

NEW YORK:

PUBLISHED AT 118 NASSAU STREET.

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A.

Algonquins, Historical and Mythological Tradi-
tions of the, with a translation of the Walum-
Olum, or Bark Records of the Linni-Lenape,
(E. G. Squier,) 273.* Aborigines of Ame-
rica, as found by the first explorers, 273;
uncertainty of the early accounts, 274;
importance of investigating their religious
dogmas and practices, ib.; the Walum-Olum,
275; extent and mode of picture-writing,
276; Song I.-The Creation, (interlinear
translation,) 177; idea of a Supreme Unity
prevalent among the Algonquins, 181; gen-
eral traditions of the deluge, ib.; Song II.-
The Deluge, (ibid,) 182; Song III.-Migra-
tions, 185; Song IV.-The Chronicle, 186;
Song V.-The Chronicle continued, 187;
Song VI.-The Modern Chronicle, 189;
probable authenticity of these records, 190;
confirmed by the account of Heckewelder,
191; by the traditions of other tribes, 192.
American Ethnology, (E. G. Squier,) 385.
Comprehensive character of the science,
385; eminently an American science, 386;
results of Dr. Morton's craniological investi-
gations-essential homogeneousness of the
American race, 387; apparent diversities but
superficial-uniformity of general character-
istics, 388; concurrent testimony of other
writers, 389; conflicting hypotheses, 390;
philological researches their languages sui
generis, and alike in their general structure,
ibid; their religious conceptions-general
similarity among all primitive races, result-
ing from common causes, 392; paucity of
results from psychological inquiries, 395;
peculiar moral and intellectual traits of the
Indian character, ib.; views of Dr. Von Mar-
tius evidences of distinct psychological
character of the American race, 396; un-
soundness of his conclusions in respect to
their moral and intellectual capacity, 398.
American Indians, The, (Ka-ge-ga-gah-bowh,
a chief of the Ojibway nation,) 631.

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INDEX.

B.

Battle for Life or Death, from the German of
Auerbach, (Mrs. St. Simon,) 265.

VOL. II.

* See Erratum, p. 220.

NEW SERIES.

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Birth of Freedom, The, verse, (J. D. W.) 561.
C.

California, 331. Significance of our acquisi-
tions on the Pacific-a new centralization
of the nations of the earth, 331; reasons for
their remaining an integral part of the na-
tion--rapid communication by railroad and
telegraph, similitude of character, &c., 332;
will change the commercial relations of the
globe, 333; America destined to become the
centre of the world, physically and morally,
334;
the Divine idea in history-disciplin-
ary education of the human race, ib.; grand
portents of the coming age, 335; Chris-
tianity the hope of the world, ib.; must be-
come an organic moral power in its his-
torical life, 336; futility of all other schemes
of social perfection, demonstrated by the

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age of reason," ib.; such a scene can
never be re-enacted, 337; the worldly, self-
willed spirit of the age, the grand obstacle
for Christianity to contend against, 338.
Carlyle's Heroes, (Joseph H. Barrett,) 339.
Charlotte Smith, sketch of, and review of her
works, (G. F. Deane,) 619.

Cheese of Vif, from the French of Marie Ay-
card, (Mrs. St. Simon,) 408.
Child, The, and the Aurora Borealis, verse, (A.
M. W.,) 498.

Collamer, Hon. Jacob, of the House of Repre-
sentatives, biographical sketch of, 202.
CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY.-Meeting of Con-
gress-death of Hon. Dixon H. Lewis-Re-
port of the Secretary of the Treasury, 208;
Slavery in New Mexico, 210; Railroad
across the Isthmus of Panama, 211, 319;
cession of the Everglades of Florida, 214,
420; the Southern Convention, 313; Gov-
ernment of the New Territories, 318; the
Mexican Treaty-the Protocol, 320; Postal
Convention between Great Britain and the
United States, 323; Drainage of swamp
lands, 421; case of a New York Santa Fé
trader, 422; a new Department of the Gov-
ernment, ib.; Civil and Diplomatic Appropria-
tion Bill, 423; Slavery in the New Terri-
tories-debate in the House of Representa-
tives, 424; the Bill relating to California,
427; President Taylor's Inaugural Address,
428; List of the new Cabinet, 429; Called

session of the Senate-eligibility of General
Shields, 533; Prohibition of foreign immi-
grants to work the mines of California, 539;
Col. Fremont's Expedition, 540; Reception
of the Diplomatic Corps by the President, ib.

Convict, The, verse, (Anna Maria Wells,) 310.

CRITICAL NOTICES.-The American. Almanac

-Law of Debtor and Creditor in the United

States and Canada, 104; Half Hours with

the Best Authors-Duff's North American

Accountant, 105; Calaynos, a Tragedy--

Image of his Father, and Model Men-Rob-

ert Burns-Duties of Attorneys and Solicit-

ors-Friday Christian--Whipple's Essays

and Reviews-Irving's Works-Wayland's

University Sermons--Read's Lays and Bal-

lads, 106; Child of the Sea, and other Po-

ems-History of Charles the First--Grey-

slaer-Minstrel Pilgrim-History of Con-

gress-Cowper's Poems-Gothic Architec-

ture, applied to Modern Residences, 107;

The Forgery--Romance of Yachting, 108;

Classical Works, 109; Music and the Dra-

ma, ib.; Sacred Poets of England-Whit-

tier's Poems, 220; The Gorgias of Plato,

327; Labor and other Capital-Legends of

Montauk-Chalmers' Posthumous Works-

Life and Landscape, by Rev. Ralph Hoyt,

328; Elementary Treatise on Mechanics

Rhymes of Travel, &c., by Bayard Taylor,

329; Industrial Exchanges and Social Rem-

edies-Lord Mahon's History of England-

Macaulay's ditto-Guizot's Democracy in

France, 330; Poems, by William Thompson

Bacon, 434; Outlines of English Litera-

ture, 435; Noel's Essay on the Union of

Church and State-Gold Seeker's Manual-

California and Oregon Trail-Louis Napoleon

Bonaparte-Oregon and California in 1848-

God in Christ, 436; Catechism of the Steam
Engine-Theophany, 437; The Spy; a Tale
of the Neutral Ground-Dahcotah; or Life
and Legends of the Sioux around Fort Snell-
ing, 648; Living Orators in America-The
Shakspearian Reader, 649; Adventures in
the Lybian Desert and the Oasis of Jupiter
Ammon, 650.

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