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according to their own computation about two thousand souls.  They live in holes dug in the ground, covered with brush and dirt, or in the open air.  Sleeping always in the sand.  Their dress is exceedingly simple, for the man, a narrow band of bark or [[underline]] manta [[/underline]] to cover the privates, for the women, two aprons of bark.  One in front call al-tah-dick, falling nearly to the knees.  One in rear called ab-bah-haik  falling to the hollows behind the knee.  These aprons meet at the hips, and are held up by a band fastened tightly round the waist.

Beads are their great circulating medium which they obtain from tribes near civilization. 

They have no canoes, but men women and children swim like South Sea Islanders - playing in the water for hours.  Their only means of water transportation is a simple raft made of flags, (tules) or a Cotton wood log.

They have no computation of time by weeks or months or years.  They worship no God, and fear [[no??]] good or evil spirit.  They have no worship.  The only ideas of the dead, consist in the belief that the spirits of the departed hover four days around the ancient dwelling performing
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