Carl Lumholtz

An Account of Two Years' Travel in the Land of Head-Hunters Between the Years 1913 and 1917

by Carl Lumholtz

FINAL START FOR CENTRAL BORNEO - CHRISTMAS TIME - EXTENT OF MALAY INFLUENCE - THE FLOWERS OF EQUATORIAL REGIONS - AT AN OT-DANUM KAMPONG - THE PICTURESQUE KIHAMS, OR RAPIDS - FORMIDABLE OBSTACLES TO TRAVEL - MALAYS ON STRIKE

AMONG THE DUHOI (OT-DANUMS) - RICH COLLECTIONS - THE KAPATONGS - THE BATHING OF DAYAK INFANTS - CHRISTMAS EVE - THE FLYING BOAT - MARRIAGE CEREMONIES

Ever since my camping life with the aborigines of Queensland, many years ago, it has been my desire to explore New Guinea, the promised land of all who are fond of nature and ambitious to discover fresh secrets. In furtherance of this purpose their Majesties, the King and Queen of Norway, the Norwegian Geographical Society, the Royal Geographical Society of London, and Koninklijk Nederlandsch Aardrijkskundig Genootschap, generously assisted me with grants, thus facilitating my efforts to raise the necessary funds.

ARRIVAL AT BAHANDANG - ON THE EQUATOR - A STARTLING ROBBERY - OUR MOST LABORIOUS JOURNEY - HORN-BILLS - THE SNAKE AND THE INTREPID PENYAHBONG - ARRIVAL AT TAMALOE

AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS - FACTS ABOUT ULU-OTS, THE WILD MEN OF BORNEO - TAKING LEAVE OF THE INTERESTING DUHOI - A VISIT TO THE UPPER KATINGANS - DANCING - FRIENDLY NATIVES - DOWN THE KATINGAN RIVER

DEPARTURE FROM NEW YORK - A RACE WITH THE IMPERIAL LIMITED - IMPRESSIONS OF JAPAN - SINGAPORE - ARRIVAL AT BATAVIA, JAVA - BUITENZORG - BORO BUDUR, THE WONDROUS BUDDHIST MONUMENT

THE PENYAHBONGS, MEN OF THE WOODS - RHINOCEROS HUNTERS - CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PENYAHBONGS - EASY HOUSEKEEPING - DAILY LIFE - WOMAN'S LOT

KASUNGAN - THE WEALTH OF THE DAYAKS - ANIMISM - GUARDIANS OF THE DEAD - HUGE SERPENTS - CROCODILES - GOVERNMENT OF DAYS GONE BY - KATINGAN CUSTOMS AND BELIEFS

BORNEO - CLIMATIC AND BIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS - NATURAL RESOURCES - POPULATION - HISTORY - GOVERNMENT OF THE NATIVES - RACIAL PROBLEMS

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