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[[preprinted]] UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM UNDER DIRECTION OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON [[/preprinted]] Mexico, east by the Atlantic Ocean. This stock was early visited by Spanish, French and English explorers, and, on account of the advanced civilization of its tribes has been looked upon as furnishing the best explanation of the mode of life among the Mound Builders. The Siouan stock may be studied with advantage on account of its restriction to the country of the buffalo, extending along the Miss. and particularly the Missouri, on the plains of the great West, reaching as far north as Saskatchewan river, and as far south as the city of Natches; a narrow strait across the the state of Wis., extending to [[strikethrough]] the llake [[/strikethrough] ^[[lake]]
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