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PUBLIC MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE A.a. Barrett, Director DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY Alanson Skinner, Curator Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 17th, 1923. I have heard on good authority that the heirs of the man who owned the white buffalo robe and accompanying sacred bundle of the Omaha, the one described by Miss Fletcher, are negotiating to sell the same. You can get full details from Dr Ralph Linton of the Field Museum, whom you undoubtedly know. The articles are in Chi, now. Geo.G. ought to have it. We have no money for the purpose so I am tipping you off. Also, George, write Mr Wm.R.Faribault, 315 Wainwright Bldg., St. Louis, Mo., for catalogue of his collection, and mention me. I have not seen it, but have corresponded with him. He catalogues some good eastern Sioux stuff, in fact I believe that most of his collection is from the E.Sioux, as he is a Faribault from Minnesota. He asked too much then, when I was corresponding with him, but is anxious to sell, and will doubtless take much less. (he says as much) I miss the east greatly, and, if opportunity ever presents, I mean to come back so that I can raise my little daughter with the
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