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"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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Explorators Camp/Tombe Village
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Tombe; Man--bow & arrows, cuirass, nose and ear ornaments
Two pigmy men from Aeimama visiting at Tombe. The man in the foreground is wearing the boar’s tusk nose ornament and a cuirass of neatly woven rattan. Most of the pigmy men own a cuirass of this type which is worn on foraging expeditions and sometimes when merely traveling casually through the country. A man in the rear is wearing a headdress of cassowary feathers and necklace of cuscus teeth.
War Bkgd. #9, plate 19, Netherlands New Guinea; d: Nogullo Negritos from the Nassau Mountains, showing woven body armor
Quote from Stirling Journal:
Today we had some new visitors in camp from Aimama, a village a long distance up the Nogullo… (Oct 1)

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