Elihu Root Collection of United States Documents Relating to the Philippine Islands Volume 145

Elihu Root Collection of United States Documents Relating to the Philippine Islands Volume 145

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...which occupies the greater portion of that part of Mindanao lying west of the Spanish trocha connecting Panguil and Illana bays. On arriving at Zamboanga the limited time for the investigation made it impracticable to attempt to study the whole Subano field and necessary to select some particular region for investigation. The west coast was chosen for this purpose, and an attempt was made to find the culture center of the region in order that I might spend most of the time assigned to the investigation in one place. It seemed probable that such a center or typical community might be found about Sindangan Bay, for this region seemed likely, because of its distance both from Dapitan and from Zamboanga, to have escaped the impress of foreign influences brought to bear through Spanish priests. Through the courtesy of Gen. Leonard Wood the voyage to Sindangan Bay was made on a chartered transport. A landing was made near the mouth of the Sindangan River, and from this place as a center journeys were made to many surrounding rancherias as far as Siari on the north. The Sindangan River, known to the Subanos as the Gikwan in its upper course, was followed to its junction with the Piau. The Piau was also followed until the dividing line was reached between the relatively civilized Subanos living among the hills near the coast, especially along the lower courses of the small rivers of the region, who have been influenced by the Moro civilization through their large trade in rice, and the much more primitive Subanos living in the highlands, and consequently called by the former people tau tasan or highlanders. It was my original intention to penetrate among the latter for purposes of comparison with the more civilized Subanos, but I was assured by...
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  • Paperback | 490 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 866g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787471
  • 9781236787477