Excerpt from The Town of Santa Fe, New Mexico (A. D. 1604): The Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe The central circle of the Sun Symbol is the Cosmos, in which is shown a face, as the Indian conceives it. As an Indian stands upon an eminence and looks about him, everything comprised within the circle of his vision, or imagination, is his idea of the Cosmos. The outer edge of the circle of the Cosmos is bordered by points, representing clouds. Outside of the clouds is the circle of the Sun, from which rays are sent out in every direction, and from which also spring the lightning, represented by forked tongues capped by arrow heads to symbolize swiftness. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.