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Negritos of Zambales by William Allan Reed is an eye-opening and thought-provoking book that explores the lives and struggles of the indigenous Negrito people in the Philippines. Through careful research and firsthand accounts, Reed paints a vivid picture of a community often overlooked and marginalized.

The book delves into the history, culture, and social dynamics of the Negritos, providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of their unique heritage. Reed's writing style is engaging and accessible, making it easy for readers to fully immerse themselves in the stories and experiences of the Negritos. The author's passion for the subject matter shines through, creating a captivating narrative that keeps readers engrossed from beginning to end.

One of the book's most significant strengths is its ability to challenge prevailing stereotypes and misconceptions about the Negritos. Reed confronts the deeply ingrained prejudices faced by this remarkable community, shedding light on the discrimination they endure and the barriers that limit their social mobility. By humanizing and amplifying their voices, the author successfully breaks down the barriers that divide and unite us.

Negritos of Zambales is not just a book about history and anthropology but also a call to action. Through his work, Reed raises awareness about the Negritos' plight, urging readers to confront their own biases and engage in dialogue about the importance of indigenous rights and cultural preservation. It is a powerful reminder of the need for social justice and equality.

Although the book is informative and meticulously researched, some readers may find certain sections overly academic or dense. However, this is a minor flaw, as the overall impact and importance of the subject matter far outweighs any stylistic issues.

In conclusion, Negritos of Zambales is a significant contribution to the understanding and appreciation of the Negrito community. With its engaging narrative, thorough research, and passionate advocacy, William Allan Reed provides readers with a glimpse into the lives of a marginalized people and inspires a deeper appreciation for cultural diversity. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in indigenous rights, social justice, and the preservation of cultural heritage.

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Negritos of Zambales


William Allan Reed

Manila Bureau of Public Printing 1904


Department of the Interior, The Ethnological Survey,

Manila, March 3, 1904.

Sir: I have the honor to transmit a study of the Negritos of Zambales Province made by Mr. William Allan Reed, of The Ethnological Survey, during the year 1903. It is transmitted with the recommendation that it be published as Part I of Volume II of a series of scientific studies to be published by this Survey.


Chief of the Ethnological Survey.

Hon. Dean C. Worcester,

Secretary of the Interior, Manila, P. I.


Department of the Interior, The Ethnological Survey,

Manila, March 1, 1904.

SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith my report on the Negritos of Zambales.

Very respectfully,

William Allan Reed.

Dr. Albert Ernest Jenks,

Chief of The Ethnological Survey, Manila, P. I.


Letter of Transmittal Letter of Submittal Illustrations Preface

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