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The papoose
Vol. I. No. 2. (January, 1903)

Notes,   p. 29


Page 29

Notes
The PAPOOSE elsewhere notes the gift of a great Brazilian collec-
tion to the American Museum of Natural History. It is a nuclei
around which will be gathered a fine collection from this wonderful
and as yet only partially explored country.
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The PAPOOSE is well pleased with the reception of its first issue
and will strive to improve in many ways as it grows older and more
lusty. It may merit a spanking from time to time, but hopes the
castigation will be postponed until it shall be made to see the error
of its ways.
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Through some inadvertance, due credit for the article on Navajo
Blankets in the December issue was not given to the Southern Work-
men in whose pages the article first appeared. Our apologies are
tendered to Mr. Brown for this omission.
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The "Indian's Friend" for the current month is full of very
interesting matter on subjects of vital importance to workers in the
Indian Educational field. It should receive hearty support from the
National Indian Association.
The PAPOOSE was favored with a call from Mrs. H. G. Cole, of
Arizona, whose work among the Navajos merits great approval. Alone
she has lived among them, studying their needs and bettering their
condition, winning them to her by her great love for the work. She
truly follows the teachings of the Great Master.
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The Smithsonian Institute at Washington will in a few months
complete the publication of a most exhaustive book on Indian
basketry. The labor of preparation has been done by Prof. Otis
T. Mason of the National Museum, than whom no better authority
can be found in this branch of the work of the American Indian.
Prof. Mason has devoted years to the study of weaves, symbolism and
material and loves the work with all the strength of his kindly
nature. The work will be profusely illustrated with drawings and
photographic reproductions of every known basket weave and will
be invaluable to the basket lover and collector. It has been the
pleasure of the editor of the PAPOOSE to peruse some of the advance
sheets of this most interesting work and its issue is eagerly looked for.
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Among the many interesting features of a collection now in the
hands of The Hyde Exploring Expedition is a treaty between the
Onondagua Indians and the state of New York bearing date February
27, 1788 and engrossed on time discolored parchment. The sig-
natures are those of all the head men of the tribes of the Onondagua
and officials of the state of New York with Governor Clinton heading
the list. It is a rare and interesting document.


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