Vol. I. No. 2. (January, 1903)
Notes, p. 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. 0 0 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. *0 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. 0 a 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. a 0 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. 0 IS 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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