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the American Indian, Heye Foundation". 

The sale of publications amounted to $238.46, and of the two series of colored postal cards, to $65.50. 


Moving picture film, negative                 19,645 feet 
  (an increase of 30 feet during the year)

Moving picture film, positive                 31,227 feet 
  (an increase of 171 feet during the year) 

Negatives                                     20,818 
  (an increase of 162 during this year) 

Prints                                        10,879 
  (an increase of 436 during the year) 

Lantern slides                                   686 
  (no increase during the year) 


The most important exchange, in your Director's opinion, ever undertaken by the Museum, has been consummated with Mr. John L. Nelson. From the Field Museum in Chicago, Mr. Nelson obtained practically all the ceremonial material collected by H. R. Voth in 1890-98, the first scientific collector to go among the Hopi Indians of Arizona. For this collection consisting of about one hundred masks, head-dresses and ceremonial objects, as well as one hundred seventy-eight Kachina dolls, we have given him duplicate textiles from the Navaho, Hopi, Chilkat, and from various tribes of Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, as well as our now obsolete Akeley moving picture outfit. Now that the Federal government has prohibited the purchase of any ceremonial materials from the tribes of the Southwest, the collection we obtained is conservatively worth $7500.00. 


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Another exchange of importance was made with the Horniman Museum and Library of London, England, by which we obtained some extremely old Cree quill work for Northwest coast objects. 

An exchange of forty-five of our publications for a collection of about eighty archaeological specimens from Costa Rica was made with Mr. Jorge A. Lines. 

Other advantageous exchanges were made with the Fort Ticonderoga Museum (through the Huntington Free Library and Reading Room), Dr. Marion Eppley, Captain Robert A. Bartlett, Mr. M.G. Chandler, and Mr. Harry G. Beasley. 


Your Director continues to believe that on general principles loans to the Museum should not be entertained, but there are occasions when the specimens offered are of such rarity that it seems advisable to accept them as deposits. The following were made this year. 

Alfred C. Arnold 
  Alabaster vessel from Mexico 

Dr. Marion Eppley 
  Bamboo quiver and arrow with barbed point from
   Motilone Indians, Venezuela 

Luther W. Turner 
  Corrugated jar from Mesa Verde, Colorado 

Ralph Space 
  2 steatite pipes from Smyth County, Virginia 

Lieutenant German Olano 
  9 pieces of pottery from Colombia 

Godfrey J. Olsen 
  2 blankets, one from Mexico, one from New Mexico 

Mrs. Lee S. Miller 
  Eagle feather headdress, Hunkpapa Sioux; beaded 
  bag, Caughnawaga; 2 arrows, San Carols Apache 


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