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WOMAN AS AN INVENTOR AND MANUFACTURER.

her hand were to undergo a multitude of transformations. These had to be broken up or ground, and called for the devising of grinding apparatus. Wherever the tribes went in the early days women found out by and by the great staple productions that

PSM V47 D101 Basketmaker at work a california woman.jpg

Fig. 1—The Basket-maker—California Woman at Work. (After Henshaw.)

were to be their chief reliance; and "the whole industrial life of woman is built up around these staples. From the first journey on foot to procure the raw materials until the food is served and