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[[start page]] 4 While not connected directly with the researches of the Hendricks-Hodge Expedition, its facilities promoted in large measure an interesting study by Dr. Henry C. Fleming of New York, under the generous patronage of Mr. Hendricks, of certain physiological conditions of the Zuni Indians, including an examination of numerous specimens of blood. The results of this investigations are in preparation, and it is expected will soon be submitted for publication by the Museum. [italic] California, Oregon, and British Columbia. [/italic] Through the generosity of Mr. James B. Ford, Dr. T. T. Waterman was enabled to make a collecting trip among the following tribes: The Tolowa of California, the Siletz and Warm Springs of Oregon, the Wishram and Kalispel of Washington, and the Kutenai of Creston, B. C. His trip resulted in the obtaining of a very valuable collection of ethnology from the above tribes that filled in gaps in the Museum collections, there having been no specimens from several of the above peoples represented in the Museum. [italic] Arizona. [/italic] Mr. E. H. Davis made a short trip to the little known Yaqui Indians near Tucson, Arizona. There are but few of these Indians living north of the Mexican line, and no articles have been collected from them, except for this Museum. Mr. Davis was enabled to make a very comprehensive collection of ethnology from them in addition to what he obtained from the same people last year. [italic] Ecuador and Peru. [/italic] Prof. Marshal H. Saville returned from a trip to Ecuador and Peru in June, 1921. During his absence he collected material from both of the above countries and arranged for future work in them along most satisfactory lines. An exchange of material with the Academia National de Historia de Eucador was arranged for. Professor Saville's trip was made possible through the generosity of Mr. James B. Ford. COLLECTIONS PRESENTED Mr. James B. Ford, with his usual generosity, has given the Museum many valuable collections during the year. One of the greatest acquisitions the Museum has obtained is a collection of eighteen mosaic articles from Mexico. These consist of nine masks, eight shield, and one ear-plug. There are but twenty-one specimens of this type known in the world outside of those in our Museum; and the importance of these to the Museum collections cannot be exaggerated. A collection of pottery from Honduras excavated by Mr. Thomas Gann, containing many fragments and some complete specimens of the curious and rare incense burners with human figures in relief, was also presented by Mr. Ford. Part of the John H. Starin collection has been acquired by this institution due to the generosity of Mr. Ford. It consists of stone objects found in the neighborhood of Glen Island, N. Y.; also the W. C. Barnard collection, con- [end page] [start page] 5 sisting of over three hundred ethnological specimens from the tribes of Oklahoma, many of them being a great age and ones that it would be impossible to collect from the present day Indians. Mr. Ford also presented to the Museum collections made by F. G. Speck, among the Pamunkey, Matapony and Rappahannock of Virginia, as well as specimens collected by Mr. Speck among the Mohegans and Pequots of Connecticut. It is only by good luck that at such a late date as this any specimens at all can be found from the remnants of these Eastern tribes. We have been most fortunate in obtaining during the past year most valuable additions from these almost extinct people. A collection made about 1880 by Mr. J. W. Alder among the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians, and a collection from the Kuskoquim Eskimos made by Mr. A. H. Twitchell were also donated by Mr. Ford, as well as several smaller collections of archeology. Mr. Harmon W. Hendricks has continued his generous donations of collections to the Museum. Among the most prominent of these collections is one made by Mr. J. H. Stengel about twenty years ago from a cave in Arizona. This collection comprises a complete set of implements, also mummies and personal ornaments from a culture which is extremely rare. Another collection of great value presented to the Museum by Mr. Hendricks is one from the Blackfoot Indians of Montana, comprising a complete set of the medicine bundles of their Tobacco Society besides many other so-called rock medicine bundles which are of extreme rarity. The Thomas S. Twiss collection of Plains ethnology, made about 1860, contains many specimens of the oldest type of bead and quill work as well as a large cloth ceremonial blanket with beaded decoration. Besides the above collections, Mr. Hendricks has also generously donated many specimens from California, Peru, British Guiana, Patagonia and Guatemala. Mr. Clarence B. Moore, with his usual generosity, has presented during the year many specimens from Florida, the results of his own work there. Mr. Archer M. Huntinton has presented some gold specimens from Colombia and also a very fine specimen of storage basket from the Pima Indians. Mr. F. K. Curtis has presented the Museum with some baskets and pottery from Arizona. Mrs. Thea Heye has presented the Museum with numerous valuable specimens, including ones from Mexico, Porto Rico, West Indies, California, and from the Mohegan Indians of Connecticut. Mrs. Nate Salsbury presented the collection of her late husband, Mr. Nate Salsbury, consisting of ninety-two ethnological specimens from the tribes of the Central West. This is a magnificent collection in which are many old buffalo hide pieces including shields. Mrs. John Jay White presented to the Museum seventy volumes of books not in our library, many of them old books of travel and record which are most valuable in our work. [[end page]]
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