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Tiik Inijian Advocate. 133
Bearing on the subject of the early habitat of the tribe, it may further be stated that, while making a collection among the Kiowas a few years ago, a small cradle was obtained from them which is essentially different from any now in use among the Kiowa or any other of the well-known prairie tribes, in that the buckskin covering is attached directly to a solid board back, which is elaborately carved and painted in the style characteristic of the tribes of the Columbia and the northwest coast. On asking the old woman who made it, where she had obtained the idea, she replied that it was the kind the Kiowas used to make a very long time ago. On showing it afterward to Dr. Washington Matthews, the dis tinguished ethnologist and anatomist, he expressed he opin ion that such a cradle would produce a flattened skull. It is now in the National Museum at Washington. To or ConlJHiird. To thk Catholic Church, her Divine founder, Jesus Christ, has entrusted the duty of teaching all nations. Her mission is to educate, to teach all men, first of all the most necessary of all truths, the divinely revealed teachings of the Catholic faith, and in conjunction with this, to afford every facility for the acquirement of purely secular knowledge. For this reason, she has ever insisted that the work of educating the young is her work, that Christian education falls within her sphere, and does not belong to the state. In the past, she has erected schools and colleges, as well as churches and monasteries, and every scholar knows that the great European universities, most of which are in the hands of Protestants to-day, owe their ori gin to Catholic prelates. With the lapse of centuries her policy has not changed, and despite all clamor and opposition, she insists that a Catholic school must be erected side by side with the church, and that no parish is complete unless it has a Catholic school.