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[[preprinted]] UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM UNDER DIRECTION OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON [[/preprinted]] of bone, and at the lowest parts reached by these people may be found implements fashioned from the standing trees. Another source of variety in the production of this stock is the accessibility of the various regions to whalers and other forms of trade. In those places from which the trading vessel has been excluded, the people are living in unchanged simplicity, while in other parts where the natives have been in close contact with the whites, as in the Russian domain, the possession of better tools has enabled the natives to improve remarkably upon their own arts, and this may fairly raise the question whether on other parts of North America