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He lent us everything from draglines to dynamite caps and in every way he sponsored our work in the community. The day-to-day enjoyment of time spent in field work during the Wendover program is due as much to Mr. Lamus and his family as to any other factor. I re-enjoy our times together as I mention here his continuing support. Greatly do I regret that he cannot see this volume. To conclude this section I mention the greatest debt of all. I acknowledge, with pleasure, the assistance my wife, Jane Chase Jennings, has given at all stages of the preparation of this report.

This cove was once an embayment of old Lake Stansbury. The immediately adjacent hills are part of the Desert Hills. Just north of Wendover, the Pilot Range veers off almost due north from the northeast-southwest trending Desert Hills. The Pilot Range is dominated by the solid bulk of Pilot Peak, over 10,000 feet high. At Pilot Peak a series of strong springs has been capped, and diverted 26 miles by gravity pipeline, to furnish water for the town of Wendover. To the west some 10 miles lies the Toano Range of Nevada, while 60 miles south is the well watered and timbered Deep Creek Range, the present home of the Gosiute Indians.

Examples of these are described in later sections. It is necessary only to point to an impoverished and low level, even simple, culture, but one well geared to the environment. And to mention, also, the technical specialization and skill manifest through the several basketry forms, for example, in developing a host of tools which, although simple, are precisely fashioned to function in some important food getting operation. It is difficult for modern man to conceive of a life so directly and continuously focused on sheer survival as the Desert culture was.

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