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214 First Street, S.E.
June 19.1916.

Dr. George H.Pepper,
Museum of the American Indian.

Dear Dr.Pepper:

I have just received your letter dated June 17,1916,asking for the name of the feather head-dress or "war-bonnet" of the Sioux Indians.

The name for the feather head-dress in the Santee language is, wa-pó-ble-cha; in the Teton, wa-pá-ha or o-blé-cha; in the Osage, mo^n´-sho^n-o-gtho^n-ge; in the Omaha, mo^n´-sho^n-pa-u-gtho^n.

A few days ago I received from Dr.Gordon a photograph of the discoidal pipes in the Osage and Kaw collections and I thank you for the part you have taken in securing the picture.

Very truly yours,
Francis LaFlesche

[[upper left margin]] 
wrote Dr Vicatelli 
Funk & Wagnalls
354 Fourth Ave,
N.Y. NY.
June 20 1916

Wrote LaFlesche
June 20 1916 [[/upper left margin]]
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