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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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Algonquins, Historical and Mythological Traditions of the, with a translation of the WalumOlum, or Bark Records of the Linni-Lenape, (E. G. Squier,) 273.* Aborigines of America, as found by the first explorers, 273; uncertainty of the early accounts, 274; importance of investigating their religious dogmas and practices, ib.; the Walum-Ölum, 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; general traditions of the deluge, ib.; Song II.The Deluge, (ibid,) 182; Song III.-Migrations, 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 investigations-essential homogeneousness of the American race, 387; apparent diversities but superficial-uniformity of general characteristics, 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, resulting 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 Martius-evidences of distinct psychological character of the American race, 396; unsoundness 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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Birth of Freedom, The, verse, (J. D. W.) 561. C.

California, 331. Significance of our acquisitions on the Pacific-a new centralization of the nations of the earth, 331; reasons for their remaining an integral part of the nation--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-disciplinary education of the human race, ib.; grand portents of the coming age, 335; Christianity the hope of the world, ib.; must become an organic moral power in its historical 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, selfwilled 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 Aycard, (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 Congress-death of Hon. Dixon H. Lewis-Report 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; Government 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 Fe trader, 422; a new Department of the Government, ib.; Civil and Diplomatic Appropriation Bill, 423; Slavery in the New Territories-debate in the House of Representatives, 424; the Bill relating to California, 427; President Taylor's Inaugural Address, 428; List of the new Cabinet, 429; Called

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