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[[start page]] 8 The first task in Los Angeles was the packing of the large Sanger archaeological collection from the Channel Islands off the southern coast of California, a collection just purchased by Mr. Heye. From the time this was finished until late in June, when Mr. Harrington started for New York, many collections were seen and archaeological sites superficially examined. This resulted in more purchases of specimens and in locating possible regions for future explorations. One of the visits resulted later in the acquisition for the Museum of an interesting collection from the Rancho San Vicente, near Ramona, San Diego County, California. This material has been described in an article by Mr. J. W. Mykrantz, the owner of the ranch, and appears in the current number of "Indian Notes" April, 1927. Nebraska and North and South Dakota. Dr. Melvin R. Gilmore left New York the latter part of June to visit the tribes of the Missouri River region for the purpose of gathering ethnobotanical specimens, together with information from the Indians who have knowledge of these things. The first part of the time Dr. Gilmore spent among the Arikara on the Fort Berthold reservation in North Dakota and made a working collection of the plants that these Indians use. An old man was engaged to make some cord by the old method from the fiber of [[italicized]] Apocynum cannabinum [[/italicized]] (Indian hemp), demonstrating all the process of its manufacture from the raw product to the finished article. The Omaha in Nebraska were visited for a short time in September, and afterwards the Brule division of the Teton Dakota was also visited. A considerable increase in information and tangible objects of the Teton Dakota plant uses and products was obtained. The remainder of the month of October and part of November was spent among the Omaha and Winnebago Indians of Nebraska. From these tribes were obtained native food products and seeds of a number of species of their old-time agricultural crops. New York and vicinity. Through the generosity of Mr. James B. Ford, Mr. Foster H. Saville was able to continue his archaeological work on Long Island and many interesting specimens were obtained from localities near Easthampton. Notable among the specimens were bone harpoon-points and three entire jars, besides the usual assortment of stone points and implements. Discovery of an Indian skeleton while digging a foundation for an apartment house at 205th Street and Seaman Avenue, New York City, led to an investigation by Mr. Arthur. A. Woodward and Mr. Foster H. Saville. Although three skeletons were discovered, the only artifacts found with them was a bone awl and four very remarkable smoothing implements made from antler. [[end page]] [[start page]] 9 A rock shelter near Haskell, Passaic County, New Jersey was brought to the Museum's attention by Mr. William L. Calver, and some work there has developed a very interesting series of the usual rock-shelter refuse. COLLECTIONS PRESENTED Mrs. Thea Heye has very generously donated to the Museum many valuable gifts, including specimens of ethnology from the Quiche Indians of Guatemala; the Pipil Indians of Salvador; the Pueblo Tessque of New Mexico; and the Pomo of California. A very valuable addition to the Museum collection was donated by Mrs. Thea Heye and Mr. Harmon W. Hendricks consisting of many interesting archaeological specimens from Nicoya, Costa Rica. Mr. Harmon W. Hendricks has presented to the Museum an extensive collection of ethnological specimens from the Tolowa and Karok Indians of California; also some valuable archaeological specimens from Arica, Chile. Mrs. Willard Kent presented to the Museum a collection of 9,778 archaeological specimens from South County, and Narragansett, Rhode Island. Mr. George Stevens presented an archaeological collection of 809 specimens from Conanicut Island, and other localities of Rhode Island. Miss Margaret Ashley presented to the Museum 169 archaeological specimens from the vicinity of the Oconee River, Baldwin County, Georgia. COLLECTIONS ACQUIRED During the past fiscal year the Museum has acquired various ethnological collections representative of the following tribes: The Kwakiutl of British Columbia; the Montagnais of Lake St. John, Canada; the Yakima Indians of Washington; the Tlingit and Eskimo of Alaska and Canada; the Campas Indians of Peru and the Crow of Montana. Among the archaeological collections obtained by the Museum was material from Peru, Panama, California, Mexico, Marajo Island, Brazil, Ulua Valley, Honduras, Tennessee, and Canada. [[end page]]
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