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[[preprinted]] UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM UNDER DIRECTION OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON [[/preprinted]] In exhibiting [[strikethrough]] material [[/strikethrough]] material from the Pacific slope, owing to the great variety of stocks crowded in circumscribed areas, the study was made of special regions offering natural conditions. Between Vancouver Island and Mt. St. Elias is a vast forest region, the waters abounding in fish. Here are the Koluschan Chimmessyan, Skittaqitan stocks, and their homogeneous environment enables the Ethnologist to study the divinities of the tribes and stocks so far as they are expressed in natural things. The Salishan and Shopaptian stock together occupy the drainage of the Lower Frazer and Columbia rivers