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January to June, 1926
PUBLISHED BY THE
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
HUBBARD, MEMORIAL HALL
GEOGRAPHIC ADMINISTRATION BUILDINGS
SIXTEENTH AND M STREETS NORTHWEST, WASHINGTON, D. C.
GILBERT GROSVENOR, President JOHN OLIVER LA GORCE, Vice-President JOHN JOY EDSON, Treasurer
FRED M. BERTHRONG, Assistant Treasurer
HENRY WHITE, Vice-President
O. P. AUSTIN, Secretary
FREDERICK V. COVILLE, Chairman Committee on Research
EXECUTIVE STAFF OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE
GILBERT GROSVENOR, EDITOR
WILLIAM J. SHOWALTER
CHARLES J. BELL
FRANKLIN L. FISHER Chief of Illustrations Division
J. R. HILDEBRAND, Chief of School Service
President American Security and
JOHN JOY EDSON
In charge of Agricultural Explorations, U. S. Department of Agriculture
C. HART MERRIAM
Member National Academy of
O. P. AUSTIN
GEORGE R. PUTNAM
Commissioner U. S. Bureau of
GEORGE SHIRAS, 3D
Formerly Member U. S. Con-
E. LESTER JONES
ORGANIZED FOR "THE INCREASE AND
TO carry out the purposes for which it was
ARTICLES and photographs are desired.
generous remuneration is made. Contributions Should
IMMEDIATELY after the terrific eruption of the world's largest crater, Mt. Katmai, in Alaska, a National Geographic Society expedition was sent to make observations of this remarkable phenomenon. Four expeditions have followed and the extraordinary scientific data resulting given to the world. In this vicinity an eighth wonder of the world was discovered and explored-"The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes," a vast area of steaming, spouting fissures. As a result of The Society's discoveries this area has been created a National Monument by proc. lamation of the President of the United States.
AT an expense of over $50,000 The Society sent a notable series of expeditions into Peru to investigate the traces of the Inca race. Their
DIFFUSION OF GEOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE" discoveries form a large share of our knowledge of a civilization waning when Pizarro first set foot in Peru. THE Society also had the honor of subscribing a substantial sum to the expedition of Admiral. Peary, who discovered the North Pole. NOT long ago The Society granted $25.000, and in addition $75,000 was given by individual members to the Government when the congressional appropriation for the purpose was insufficient, and the finest of the giant sequoia trees of California were thereby saved for the American people.
THE Society is conducting extensive explorations and excavations in northwestern New Mexico, which was one of the most densely populated areas in North America before Columbus came, region where prehistoric peoples lived in vast communal dwellings and whose customs, ceremonies, and name have been engulfed in an oblivion.
THE Society also is maintaining expeditions in the unknown area adjacent to the San Juan River in southeastern Utah, and in Yunnan, Kweichow, and Kansu, China--all regions virgin to scientific study.