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Peabody Museum Acquisitions.

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Two interesting collections, which were made among the Seneca Indians on the Cattaraugus Reservation in New York, have recently been received at the Peabody Museum. One of these, comprising pre-historic implements used in the preparation of food from corn, includes mortars, pestles, elm-bark dishes, corn-husk baskets, and ladles and spoons of wood. The other is a collection of the sacred paraphernalia, of a band of the Seneca tribe, which was worn in their sacred dances and ceremonies. It includes wooden and corn-husk masks, rattles of turtle shell and bark, and sacred tobacco.

Another collection lately received, is a representative lot of pre-historic stone and hone implements, and potsherds from an old Indian village site near Lake Pemequid, Maine. This collection was received from Mr. A. J. Phelps of Damnriscotta, Maine, who has been the collector of a good many curiosities for the Museum.

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