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1. On the Aboriginal Inhabitants of the Andaman Islands. By Edward Horace Man. Reprinted from the Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.
2. Bulletin of the U. S. National Museum, No. 15, p. 37.
3. Deutsche geographische Blatter, Vol. 1, p. 33
4. I was told by a Korean ambassador in Tokio, that in archery the Koreans are taught to draw the arrow with either hand, but considered the left hand most efficient. In illustrating the method of release he drew the arrow with his left hand. The bow is firmly grasped, and an arm-guard is worn.
5. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, 2nd series, Vol. I., p. 207
6. History of Ancient Egypt, Vol. I., p. 474.
7. It would be extremely interesting to know whether any object answering the purpose of a thumb-ring has ever been found among the relics of ancient Egypt.
8. The fiercely intolerant spirit of the representatives of the church is well illustrated by the language of a letter written by Zumarraga, the chief inquisitor of Mexico, to the Franciscan chapter at Tolosa, in January, 1531. The words are as follows : "Very reverend Father, be it known to you that we are very busy in the work of converting the heathen; of whom, by the grace of God, upwards of one million have been baptized at the hands of the brethren of the order of our Seraphic Father, Saint Francis; five hundred temples have been levelled to the ground, and more than twenty thousand figures of the devils they worshipped have been broken to pieces and burned."-Examples of Iconoclasm by the Conquerors of Mexico, by W. H. Holmes
9. Meyrick, in his famous work on "Ancient Armour" (Vol. I., p. 9), in speaking of the origin of the bow in England, says: "The bow as a weapon of war was certainly introduced by the Normans; the Saxons, like the Taheite at the present day, used it merely for killing birds. On this account, in the speech which Henry of Huntington puts into the Conqueror's mouth before the battle, he makes him stigmatize the Saxon as 'a nation not even having arrows.'"
10. It may be well to state here that opportunity has not permitted an examination of sources for early Roman releases. On Trajan's column a few releases are shown, and these are of the Mediterranean form.
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