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Pictorial History of Mississippi

Top: "'The Whittler.' The Indian shown seated surrounded with chips is engaged in whittling, with his knife the handled basket that is used by his tribe brothers in playing their native ball game in Jones County." Bottom: "Native Mississippi Indians, in Jones County, as in other sections find basket making a means of extra money, the picture above shows one such family. The weave is simple in pattern and departs but slightly from the designs and technique of their forefathers."