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place it can be stated that you are gathering the Osage material. To introduce this statement, a few sentences can be kept, which refer to similar customs among the Osage, (the main waxube of the Omaha). I am sure that it would be better to omit, rather than print incorrect material, don't you think so?  

I am glad that you are going to get other packs, and I hope that the Bureau can refund you. I am glad too that the people are helping you. They ought to, for you are doing a great thing for them if they did but know it. 

If Mr Gurley & Mr Hodge consent to this change, I'll send you from the galley what we had, it may be of service to you. We quote there what Black Dog told about the meaning, & it may open the way for you to learn more. You have a rich field.