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

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Damuneru Village
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B098
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Agintawa
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A group at Damuneru. The man on the left is apparently mixed with Papuan blood, although culturally and linguistically he is in every way a pigmy. Note the contrast in stature with the other pigmy men.
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Location Subject:
Damuneru Village
Filename:
B099
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Same people as in B098
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Location Subject:
Damuneru Village
Filename:
X074
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Tombe; group
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A group of men at Damuneru in full dress. Two of the men are wearing large headdresses of black cassowary feathers called by the pigmies “tambu”. These men are dressed for ceremony and their faces and bodies are painted with red ochre and black charcoal.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
Many of them were wearing the huge circular hats called tam bu made of cassowary feathers and which look like big fur muffs. (Sept 8)


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Location Subject:
Damuneru Village
Filename:
X075
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Damuneru - group; a group of pigmys
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A group at Damuneru seated at the edge of a taro patch. The central figure is an adolescent boy elaborately painted and decorated for a ceremony of which he was apparently the central figure.
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War Bkgd. #9, plate 26, Negritos of the Nassau Mountains; a: seated group
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Location Subject:
Damuneru Village
Filename:
X076
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Damuneru irrigating
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A part of the fence surrounding the garden at Damuneru. A long section of bamboo is here shown utilized for conveying water for irrigating purposes. This is the only instance of irrigation that was observed in the pigmy country.
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Location Subject:
Damuneru Village
Filename:
X085
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Damuneru burial place
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A group of three abandoned houses near Damuneru. In the central foreground is the burial place where cremated remains of the dead are deposited.
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Location Subject:
Damuneru Village
Filename:
X088
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Damuneru; seated men--fur cap
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Two pigmy men seated. The figure on the right is wearing about his wrists numerous bracelets of intertwined rattan. These are used in making fire by the fire thong method which the pigmies use. The man on the left is wearing a necklace of cuscus teeth.
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Location Subject:
Damuneru Village
Filename:
X092
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Damuneru; group--seated
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A group of pigmy men at Damuneru resting in a taro patch.
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Location Subject:
Damuneru Village
Filename:
X105
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Agintawa; Damuneru; group
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A group at Damuneru. The man in the center is wearing a large boar’s tusk nose ornament. The boy on the left with the feather headdress was apparently the central figure of a ceremony, the purpose of which we were not able to discover and which was taking place at Damuneru on the day of our visit. He was elaborately oiled and painted for the occasion.
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Location Subject:
Damuneru Village
Filename:
X115
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Damuneru; group--front man--'individual' in fur cap
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A pigmy man at Damuneru. He is wearing a cassowary feather headdress made by attaching numerous of the black feathers of the cassowary to a woven circular headband. Around his neck he wears the typical men’s bag, a long narrow net bag profusely decorated with boar’s tusks and having attached in the center a flat perforated bone from the femur of a cassowary.
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War Bkgd. #9, plate 24, Negritos of the Nassau Mountains; 2: Man wearing headdress of cassowary feathers, net bag ornamented with boar’s tusks, and wristlets of twisted rattan
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