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The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,077 / 169 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.5
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 376
Added to site: 2005.10.13
mnybks.net#: 11091
Genre: Travel
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n tribes.--We set out from Baguio.--Pangasinán Province.--Agno River.--Reception by the people.

Every year Mr. Worcester makes a formal tour of inspection through the Mountain Province to note the progress of the trails and roads, to listen to complaints, to hear reports, devise ways and means of betterment and in general to see how the hillmen are getting on. This tour is a very great affair to the highlanders, who are assembled in as great numbers as possible at the various points where stops are made; during the stay of the "Commission" (as Mr. Worcester is universally called by the highlanders) at the points of assemblage, the wild people are subsisted by the Government.

The trip is long and hard, nor is it altogether free from danger. Preparations have to be made two months ahead to have forage for animals, and food for human beings, at the expected halts, while everything eaten by man or beast on the way must be carried by the cargadores (bearers) who accompany the column, since

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