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CONTENTS. + xiii

CHAPTER XX.

PAGE Indian Population of the country lying between the great lakes of

Nicaragua and the Pacific—Discovery and Conquest of Nicaragua
by the Spaniards—Cruelties of the Spaniards—The Indians of
Western Central America all belonged to one Stock—Decadence
of Mexican Civilization before the arrival of the Spaniards—The
designation “Nahuatls” proposed to include all the Mexican,
Western Central American, and Peruvian Races that had de-
scended from the same ancient Stock—The Nahuatls distinct
from the Caribs on one side and the Red Indians on the other—
Discussion of the question of the peopling of America o . 358

CELAPTER XXI.

Return to Santo Domingo—The Birds of Chontales—The Insects of Chontales—Mimetic forms—Departure from the Mines—Nicaragua as a field for Emigration—Journey to Greytown—Return

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

-oTHE JAGUAR . o go & & o . Frontispiece. ALLIGATORS . e o o o o & • PAGE 9 MoT-MOTs of CHONTALEs. o o e o e . 16 CoMMISSIONER's House AT SANTO DOMINGO . . . 66 NEST OF LEAF-CUTTING ANT . •. o o o . 80

SECTION OF MINE SHOWING METHOD OF EXTRACTING THE

ORE o o s o o o o e . . 92 Quartz staurisa MACHINERY . e . . o . 93 SECTION OF SAN ANTONIO LODE . . . . . . 94 HUMMING-BIRDs (Florisuga mellivora, Linn.) . e . 111 ToNGUEs of HUMMING-BIRD AND WooDPECKER . 113, 114 PITCHER-FLOWER (Marcgravia nepenthoides). to & . 129 FLöweR of THE “PALosABRE * . . . . . . 130 PENA BLANCA . e to & o & to o . 148 ..INDIAN STATUES . e e o o ge o . . 165 PATH UP STEEP HILL to © g o o o . 193 QUISCALUS . o o e - " - o o . . 213 BULI's-Horn THORN. to o o o e so . 218 LEAF OF MELASTOMA . e o to e o . . 223 NATIVE STILL . to e o g go e to . 233 NATIVE PLOUGH . to . . . e o . . 239

GEOLOGICAL SECTION NEAR OCOTAL - o & & . 261 PAGE HoRNET AND MIMETIG BUg . . . . . . 319 GeoLogical SECTION AT MAsaya . . . . . . 348 LONGICóRN BEETLES OF CHONTALEs . « » . . . .380 LEAF INSECT . * o ë so e * se . 381 MOSS INSECT . & o e © * & * . . .382

SKETCH MAP OF NICARAGUA . & * o at the end.

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