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seem probable that this ceremony was known to the Northern branches of the Siouan family. If there can not be found any trace of it among the Southern branches it will seem to indicate that the parting took place before the Omaha moved to the North West where they had birch bark canoes. It may be that the ceremony as known to the Omaha may have been lost by the Osage but there may remain something fragmentary in character which may indicate that the Osage once knew it.

Sunday Jan'y 8

Dear Francis

I wished for you at dinner you would have liked it. Today I mail you the Tribune I could not get one last Sunday. To make sure it has to be ordered & I have ordered it so you will get it now regularly I hope.

I worked until midnight on this Chapter V and I do not feel very well today. It is a very troublesome peice of work, but I hope I 

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