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United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region; Tribes of the Extreme North-West

Naturevolume 18pages165166 (1878) | Download Citation

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WE have already had occasion to draw attention to the extremely good work which is being done by the United States Geographical and Geological Surrey, as well as to the liberal construction put upon the duties attached to it. The volume now issued is another striking illustration of both facts, and makes us wish that other Governments would follow the example of that of America. For the first time we have full and accurate details regarding the Eskimaux and other tribes of what was once Russian America and of the adjoining territory. Not only has all the available literature on the subject been consulted, but the errors and deficiencies of former writers have been corrected and supplemented by personal and patient observation. A wholly new light has been cast on the ethnology of these remote regions, and both the ethnologist and the philologist will obtain fresh materials of the utmost value. The scanty and often inaccurate information we have hitherto possessed has now been replaced by the full and careful statements of scientifically trained observers.

United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region; Tribes of the Extreme North-West.

W. H. Dall. Tribes of Western Washington and North-Western Oregon. By Geo. Gibbs. (Washington, 1877.)

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