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the spring. I think I can get a Winnebago Indian to contribute a bark house, if they will agree to pay his expenses to the Worlds Fair, he would go and take the house and set it up. In regard to the other little trophies, I will do the best I can, but they are getting very scarce in the tribe. I will write to Prof. Putnam about them. What kinds and sized baskets would you want? In regard to the Indians I would say, the Omaha's, have done very well with their annuity, that is, the greater part of them, they have about twenty five or thirty new houses [[end page]] [[start page]] and a good many have purchased horses and farming implements; they have been rather slow about their farming, one cause has been building houses, and some I am sorry to say, have spent the time in dancing, feasting and drinking whiskey. The school had been doing very well, in fact I had been told a number of times that mine was a [[underlined]] model [[/underlined]] school, till we had a change of teachers. Mrs. Frary was obliged to leave on account of the death of her mother. I was obliged to take Mrs. Pecotte, she does the [[underline]] very best [[/underline]] she can, but with two Indian Teachers, the school has gone down sadly, and is not at all
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