Barton, Roy Franklin, 1883-1947. The half-way sun: life among the headhunters of the Philippines

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Title: The half-way sun: life among the headhunters of the Philippines

Published By: New York: Brewer & Warren, Inc., 1930. xx, 316 p., plates: ill., maps

By line: R. F. Franklin

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Ifugao (OA19)

Subjects: Land use (311); Borrowing and lending (426); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Community structure (621); Liability (672); Trial procedure (695); Legal and judicial personnel (693); Instigation of war (721); Warfare (726); Aftermath of combat (727); Magical and mental therapy (755); Magic (789);

Abstract: This source deals mainly with the experiences of the author while teaching school in the pagan districts of Northern Luzon. Barton, while not yet a trained ethnologist, was a gifted observer of native peoples and has written extensively on the pagan groups of the Philippines. Native custom that underlies their law is discussed in some detail. Ifugao religion is also described at length. Short sections on the Kalinga and Bontoc follow the much more lengthy description of his experiences among the Ifugao. Very little space is devoted to material culture and kinship patterns.

Document Number: 12

Document ID: oa19-012

Document Type: monograph

Language: English


Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-309) and index

Field Date: 1937

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Frank W. Moore; 1956, 1971

Coverage Date: 1908-1914

Coverage Place: Mountain Province, northern Luzon, Philippines

LCSH: Ifugao (Philippine people)


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