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The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon   By: (1861-1938)

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The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga A Ride Through the Mountains of Northern Luzon With an Appendix on the Independence of the Philippines

By

Cornélis De Witt Willcox,

Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army, Professor United States Military Academy, Officier d'Académie.

Kansas City, Mo., U.S.A. Franklin Hudson Publishing Co., 1912.

Copyright 1912 By Franklin Hudson Publishing Company.

To J.G.H.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PREFACE

CHAPTER I

Highlanders of Northern Luzon. Meaning of the word Igorrote . Trails. The Mountain Province. Nature of the country.

CHAPTER II

Annual inspection of the mountain tribes. We set out from Baguío. Pangasinán Province. Agno River. Reception by the people.

CHAPTER III

Padre Juan Villaverde. His great trail. The beginning of the mountain journey. Nozo.

CHAPTER IV

Early start. Pine forest. Vegetation. Rest at Amugan. The gansa Boné.

CHAPTER V

Aritao. Bubud. Dúpax. Start for Campote.

CHAPTER VI

The Ilongots and their country. Efforts of our Government to reach these people The forest trail. Our first contact with the wild man.

CHAPTER VII

School at Campote Our white pony, and the offer made for his tail.

CHAPTER VIII

Appearance of the Ilongots. Dress. Issue of beads and cloth. Warrior Dance. School work. Absence of old women from meeting.

CHAPTER IX

Return to civilization. Reception at Bambang. Aglipayanos and Protestants.

CHAPTER X

Magat River. Enthusiastic reception at Bayombong. Speeches and reports. Solano. Ifugao "college yell." Bagábag.

CHAPTER XI

We enter the Mountain Province, Payawan. Kiangan, its position. Anitos. Speech of welcome by Ifugao chief. Detachment of native Constabulary. Visit of Ifugao chiefs to our quarters. Dancing.

CHAPTER XII

Day opens badly. Ifugao houses. The people assemble. Dancing. Speeches. White paper streamers. Head hunter Dance. Cañao.

CHAPTER XIII

Dress of the people. Butchery of carabao. Prisoner runs amok and is killed.

CHAPTER XIV

Barton's account of a native funeral.

CHAPTER XV

Visit to the Silipan Ifugaos at Andangle. The Ibilao River. Athletic feat. Rest house and stable at Sabig.

CHAPTER XVI

Change in aspect of country. Mount Amuyao and the native legend of the Flood. Rice terraces. Benawe. Mr. Worcester's first visit to this region. Sports. Absence of weapons. Native arts and crafts.

CHAPTER XVII

We ride to Bontok. Bat nets. Character of the country. Ambawan. Difficulties of the trail. Bird scarers. Talubin. Bishop Carroll of Vigan. We reach Bontok. "The Star spangled Banner." Appearance of the Bontok Igorot. Incidents.

CHAPTER XVIII

Importance of Bontok Head taking Atonement for bloodshed. Sports. Slapping game.

CHAPTER XIX

The native village. Houses. Pit a pit. Native institutions. Lumawig.

CHAPTER XX

We push on north. Banana skirts. Albino child. Pine uplands. Glorious view.

CHAPTER XXI

Deep Valley. A poor ranchería . Escort of boys. Descent of Tinglayan Hill. Sullen reception at Tinglayan. Bangad. First view of the Kalingas. Arrival at Lubuagan.

CHAPTER XXII

Splendid appearance of the Kalingas. Dancing. Lubuagan. Basi Councils. Bustles and braids. Jewels and weapons. Excellent houses.

CHAPTER XXIII

We leave the mountains. Nanong. Passage of the Chico. The Apayao. Tabuk. The party breaks up. Desolate plain The Cagayán Valley. Enrile.

CHAPTER XXIV

Tobacco industry. Tuguegarao. Caves. The Cagayán River. Barangayans. Aparri. Island of Fuga. Sail for Manila. Stop at Vigan. Arrival at Manila.

CHAPTER XXV

Future of the Highlanders. Origin of our effort to improve their condition... Continue reading book >>




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