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Letter from the Secretary of War; Transmitting Letter of the Chief Signal Officer on the Rain-Fall of the Pacific Slope and the Western States and Territories (Paperback) Loot Price: R292
Discovery Miles 2 920
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Letter from the Secretary of War; Transmitting Letter of the Chief Signal Officer on the Rain-Fall of the Pacific Slope and the Western States and Territories (Paperback)

United States. Army. Signal Corps

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...about the mountain assert that there is a relation between the commencement of the summer rains and the amount of snow upon the mountains. When the snow is less than usual the rainy season begins earlier, and later when an unusual amount of snow has fallen. The Indians call the San Francisco or Agassiz Peak the " mount that sits on the clouds" and Do gho slee, or weather-maker. In these traditions it is the source of weather changes and the resilience oI' their weather god. They say when the mountain is bare this god becomes thirsty, hut when surrounded by snow he drinks from the melting snow banks. The Supai Indian medicine men understand the matter apparently, for they will promise that they will make the rain commence at a certain time, and it seldom fails to come as promised. By their rain dances and other forms of worship of their weather god they tell their people he has promised, owing to satisfaction with their worship, at a certain time the clouds will gather and rain come. It is further related that mnch of the illsnccess of the Christian missionaries with the Supai Indians about this mountain is owing to their inability to influence and predict rain, and the Indians aie tbus credulous. From any Arizona map the San Francisco Mountains appear as an isolated group, rising about a mile above the platean of which it is the apex. At some seasons it can be seen within a radius of some 200 miles as a snow-covered peak, glistouing, grand, and beantiful above the dry country around it. It is known that the temperature decreases with elevation. On account of this temperature diminution with elevation, snow covers mountains when not a trace is seen at lower levels. On mountain sides the snow-Hue gradually asceuds with the advancing heat of summer, ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2010
Authors: United States. Army. Signal Corps
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-08372-8
Barcode: 9781155083728
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-155-08372-5

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