Distribution of String Figures—Native Names—Methods First Recorded—Ethnological Value of String Games—Relations of Finished Patterns Made by Different Races—Relations of Native Methods—How String Figures are Made—Different Openings—Nomenclature Adopted—Typical Movements Described—Explanation of the Descriptions and the Drawings.
Opening Movements, Known as First Position and Opening A—Figures Beginning with Opening A—An Apache Door—Fighting Head-Hunters—A Sunset—Osage Diamonds—Osage Two Diamonds—Dressing a Skin—A Fish-Spear—A Sea-Snake—A Kingfish—Bagobo Diamonds—Bagobo Two Diamonds
Figures Beginning with Opening A (Continued)—Many Stars—An Owl—A Second Owl—A Third Owl—Seven Stars—Two-Horned Star—Two Coyotes—Big Star—North Star—Carrying Wood—Owt's Net—Two Elks—A Rabbit—The Sun
Figures Beginning with Opening A (Continued)—A Well—Fence Around a Well—A Crab—A Trigger Fish—Rattlesnake and a Boy—Two Skunks—Two Foxes—Two Squirrels—Leashing of Lochiel's Dogs—Two Hogans—A Cariboo—A Circle—Two Stars—Casting the Fish-Spear—An Arrow—A Porcupine
Figures Beginning with Opening A (Continued)—A Caroline Islands Catch—Circles and Triangles—Ten Men—A Variation of Ten Men—Caroline Islands Triangles—Carrying Money—House of the Bios-Bird—Three Stars—No Name—Coral—A Man—Two Chiefs—A Man and a Bed—A Palm Tree—A Canoe with Two Masts—A House Figures Beginning with a Modification of Opening A—W—M.
Figures which Do Not Begin with Opening A—A Bow—Lightning—A Butterfly—A Worm—Twin Stars—A Lizard—Little Fishes—Storm Clouds—One Hogan—An Apache Teepee—Tallow Dips—One Chief—Caroline Islands Diamonds—A Turtle—Ten Times
Figures which Do Not Begin with Opening A (Continued)—Pigmy Diamonds—A Mouth—Two Little Boys Running Away—A Little Fish that Hides in the Mud—A Little Boy Carrying Wood—A Second Worm—A Brush House—A Six-Pointed Star—The Breastbone and Ribs—A Bird's-Nest—Two Boys Fighting for an Arrow—Flint and Steel—The Real Cat's-Cradle
Tricks and Catches—A Torres Straits Lizard—Hanging—The Mouse—A Dravidian Trick—A Finger Catch—A Fly on the Nose—A Thumb Catch—Will You have a Yam?—Threading a Closed Loop—A Saw Mill
A Few Eskimo and Indian Games from Alaska—Figures Known only from the Finished Patterns—Nauru Figures—Eskimo Figures—Hawaiian Figures—A Zufii Figure—Australian Figures .
Geographical Distribution of String Figures—A Few Invented Figures—The Scarab—The Lozenge—The Square—Variation of Coral—Two Dolphins—Variation of the Crab—Second Variation of Ten Men
Lena Smith, a Jicarilla Apache
Pasi, a Mamoose, or Chief, of Dauar, Torres Straits
Charles Michelle, an Osage Indian of Pawhuska, Oklahoma
Waria, a Mamoose, or Chief, of Mabuiag, Torres Straits
Zah Tso, an Arizona Navaho of Gallup, New Mexico
Two Natives of Murray Island, Torres Straits
Stone Money of Uap, Western Caroline Islands
Dakofel, a Uap Girl
Lemet, a Uap Woman
A Native of Port Moresby, New Guinea
Darcia Tafoya, a Jicarilla Apache
Uap Children Playing "The Turtle"
Ottobang, a Cannibal Pygmy, Kasai Valley, Congo, Africa