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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Donald D. Brand, professor of geography, The University of
Michigan, discusses the absolute and proportional Indian popu-
lation in Latin America, the areal distribution of this popula-
tion, and the various forms of administration of the Indians in
the Latin-American countries.
Alfred L. Kroeber, professor of anthropology, The University
of California, lays before us the story of the development of the
indigenous civilization of the pre-Incas as reflected in their art.
The Incas were a ruling people by history and training; and they
ruled their art, as they did their subjects, with strictness, justice,
Finally, Paul Kirchoff, professor, Escuela Nacional de Anthro-
pologia, Mexico, D. F., reads a chapter in the culture history of
ancient Mexico, "Civilizing the Chichimecs."
The Toltecs, in their attempt to civilize the Chichimecs, were,
on the whole, singularly successful. The overwhelming majority
of the tribes on whom they went to work, changed in a sur-
prisingly short lapse of time from a condition of savagery to that
of civilization. These people actually jumped one stage, by going
directly from savagery to civilization.
Number VI likewise consists of seven papers dealing with
other phases of life in Latin America. The impact of European
recovery in Inter-American trade is the subject of a carefully-
handled paper by Amos E. Taylor, chief, department of economics
and social affairs, Pan-American Union. The revival of European
markets should gradually restore the triangular system without
which a broad multilateral system is hardly possible.
Juan Felipe Yriart, first secretary, Embassy of Uruguay, Wash-
ington, presents the "Project of Basic Agreement of Inter-Amer-
ican Economic Cooperation," as viewed by Uruguay. Uruguay,
according to Yriart, is vitally interested in the welfare of other
American states because it knows that, in the future, community
of ideals will not be possible without similar economic develop-
ment and well-being.
The Argentine philosopher, Anfbal SAnchez Reulet, in "El
Sentido de la Actual Crisis Argentina," gives a brief survey of
the historical antecedents of the economic and political prob-
lems now confronting Argentina-problems which present a di-
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