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566 REPORT OP NATIONAL MUSEUM, 1888. (fig. 39) is of a very peculiar shape ; ouly one otber has been noticed like it. Tiie wood is of the best kind, and tire has been made on it a num- ber of times. In several places the holes have been bored clear through. Fijj. 38. FiUE-MAKiNG Set (hearth with step and five slots). (Cat. No. 127819a, V. S. N. M. Koggiutig, Bristol Bay, Alaska. Collecteil by W. J Fislier,) The mouth-piece bears no evidence that it has been held between the teeth. It is highly probable that fire was made on these outfits more often by two persons, one holding the mouth-piece, or rest, and fanning