Through Central Borneo: Volume 2

Through Central Borneo: Volume 2 : An Account of Two Years' Travel in the Land of the Head-Hunters between the Years 1913 and 1917

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The Norwegian explorer and ethnographer Carl Lumholtz (1851-1922) wrote the influential ethnographic studies Among Cannibals and Unknown Mexico (both reissued in this series) after his journeys through Australia and Mexico respectively. In 1913, Lumholtz went on his final expedition, which aimed to explore the large parts of Borneo unknown to the rest of the world. Interested by tales of head-hunting, he wanted to spend time with the indigenous people and conduct research. Originally published in 1920, this two-volume work is Lumholtz's account of his expedition. Many of the illustrations in the work are from photographs taken by the author, including pictures of members of the different tribes he stayed with. Volume 2 begins with the expedition's stay with the Penihing people. Throughout the volume, the folklore of the different tribes is discussed, and a chapter on head-hunting and its purposes is included.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 41 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 1139198467
  • 9781139198462

Table of contents

23. A profitable stay; 24. Head-hunting, its practice and purpose; 25. Departure from the Penihings; 26. Among the Long-Glats; 27. Continuing the journey down the river; 28. An earthquake; 29. The balei or temple; 30. An expedition to the Katingan River; 31. Among the Duhoi (Ot-Danums); 32. Agricultural pursuits; 33. Kasungan; 34. Funeral customs of the Katingans; 35. A visit to Kuala Kapuas; Folklore of some of the tribes in Dutch Borneo visited by the author; Conclusion; Supplementary notes to the tribes in Dutch Borneo visited by the author; A short glossary; Index.
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