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[[start page]] 6 desire to be the first of a series to be given by himself, or members of the Museum staff, on the various activities of our Museum. The Technicolor Film Company is also interested in sending a man to photograph the ruins in color, and desires without expense to us to have our Museum represented in connection with the producing of such a series of films. Mr. E. H. Davis, while on his travels, collected some very interesting ethnology for the Museum from the following Indians: Opata, Seri, Mayo and Yaqui of Sonora, Mexico, and the Chemehuevi of Nevada and California. New York. Through the generosity of Mr. James B. Ford, it was possible for Foster H. Saville to excavate some shell heaps at Orient, Long Island, New York, which yielded many specimens new to the Museum. COLLECTIONS PRESENTED A large collection of exceedingly unique rock medicine bundles and other medicine bundles of the Crow was presented by Mrs. Thea Heye, having been collected from that tribe by Mr. W. Wildschut of Billings, Montana. The Museum is to be greatly congratulated on obtaining this collection as there are but few left of the old ceremonial bundles of the Crows. Among the many valuable gifts from Mrs. Thea Heye was a collection from the Jivaro Indians of Ecuador, including a unique example of an entire shrunken human body of a man. Although the shrunken heads made by these Indians are not at all uncommon, this specimen is the only one so far known of an entire body having been treated this way. An ethnological collection was also donated by Mrs. Heye from the Spokan tribes, Pueblo tribes, and the Tlingit of Alaska, besides an unusually fine collection of ethnology from the Saskatchewan, Canada, and a collection of ninety-eight baskets from northern California. The Museum is also indebted to Mrs. Heye for the gift of three large unique gold ornaments from Columbia, two of them nose ornaments and one an ear ornament. A very valuable collection of over 300 archaeological specimens from Brazil was presented to the Museum by Mr. James B. ford and Mr. Archer M. Huntington. This was a collection made by Mr. Guilherme Giesbrecht which took over thirty years to make. These specimens were obtained mostly from the State of Minas and from locations about which very little archaeology is known. Mr. Clarence B. Moore added greatly to the collections from Florida by gifts of specimens collected by him. A valuable collection was received from Mrs. Jacob Baiz, of 95 specimens of both archaeological and ethnological material, from Guatemala, the greater part of it from tribes which were not represented in the Museum. A valuable addition to our collection of local archaeology was made by Mr. Eugene M. Chapman, of 405 specimens found on the Pamrapo Village Site between Greenville and Bayonne, New Jersey. As this district is rapidly [[end page]] [[start page]] 7 being built upon, this is probably on of the last collections that will come from what was a very large village site. In addition to this large collection from Pamrapo, we have received a most generous donation of 281 specimens from Dr. William L. Pyle of Jersey City, from the same site. One of the most valuable accessions to our collections this year was a very generous gift from Dr. George Bird Grinnell of a collection of 141 ethnological specimens made mostly from the Cheyenne and Piegan Indians. As this collection was made many years ago by Dr. Grinnell, it contains specimens that are invaluable at the present time. Another valuable ethnological collection was that of 79 specimens from the Blackfoot Indians, presented by Miss H. J. Young. From Mrs. Harriet P. Eaton was received a collection of 113 ethnological specimens covering the United States in general. this was presented in memory of her son, Charles P. Eaton. From Miss Frances Lurkins we received a collection of 351 specimens, of which 42 are ethnological specimens from the Apache and Hopi tribes, also from some of the tribes of northern California; the other specimens being archaeological ones, mostly from Illinois. One of the finest additions to our collection of ethnology from South America was made by the generous gift fo Mr. Gordon MacCreagh of 93 specimens, mostly from the Tukano Indians of the Rio Ucayari on the Brazil-Columbia frontier. The region where these Indians live is most inaccessible, and the Museum deems itself extremely fortunate in having obtained this valuable collection. From Mr. Marion Eppley of Newport, Rhode Island, was received a collection of 599 archaeological specimens, mostly from Swain County, North Carolina. CO-OPERATION WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS We have been asked to co-operate with the American Museum of Natural History, and in their Annual Report for the year 1921, issued May 1, 1922, on the third page of cover, appears the following: "Endowed institutions with which the Museum is co-operating: Museum of the American Indian - 1920." GIFTS The following made gifts to the Museum, of specimens, photographs, books, etc. Abbott, Richard M. Alger, Mrs. Phillip R. Allen, H. A. Ambassador from Spain Barnaby, Frank M. Bolton, Reginald Pelham Borg, Carl O. Boydstun, Freeman Boydstun, Virgil Bristol, C. L. [[end page]]
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