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[[preprinted]] UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM UNDER DIRECTION OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON [[/preprinted]] the Arts of the Aborigines was not bettered by the coming of the whites. The Kiowan stock, so far as we can gain any knowledge of this spread historically,was confined to a very narrow area in Wyo.ming and Neb.raska. They are surrounded by Siouan, Shoshonian and western Algonquin Tribes, furthermore, ^[[since]] their home is on the plains of the great west, the buffalo country, their arts may be expected to resemble those of the surrounding tribes. The Shoshonian stock, joined by Brinton and others with the Piman stock and the Aztecan, is confined [[strikethrough]] to [[/strikethrough]] chiefly so the Great Interior Basin