The Tinguian eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 351 pages of information about The Tinguian.
XXXVIII.  The Village of Sallapadin. 
XXXIX.  Typical Houses. 
XL.  House Building. 
XLI.  Roofing a House. 
XLII.  Water Carriers (Photograph from Philippine Bureau of Science). 
XLIII.  A Tinguian Housewife (Photograph from Philippine Bureau
          of Science). 
XLIV.  A Warrior. 
XLV.  Hunter Fitted for the Trail. 
XLVI.  Hunting Party on Mt.  Posoey. 
XLVII.  Shooting the Blowgun. 
XLVIII.  Highland Field and Terraces at Patok. 
XLIX.  The Rice Terraces near Likuan. 
L. Plowing in the Lower Terraces. 
Li.  Taking Rice Sprouts from the Seed Beds. 
LII.  Transplanting the Rice. 
LIII.  Bird Scarers in the Fields. 
LIV.  Harvesting the Rice. 
LV.  The Rice Granary. 
LVI.  Pounding Rice (Photograph from Philippine Bureau of Science). 
LVII.  Winnowing and Sifting (Photograph from Philippine Bureau
          of Science). 
LVIII.  Drying Corn. 
LIX.  Breaking the Corn between Two Stones. 
LX.  Preparing Tobacco. 
LXI.  Feeding the Pigs. 
LXII.  A Typical Forge of the Iron Workers. 
LXIII.  Ginning Cotton and Sizing the Thread. 
LXIV.  Beating Cotton on a Carabao Hide. 
LXV.  Spinning (Photograph from Philippine Bureau of Science). 
LXVI.  Weaving a Blanket. 
LXVII.  Basket Making. 
LXVIII.  Basket Types. 
LXIX.  Basket Types. 
LXX.  The Net Maker. 
LXXI.  Ceremonial Blanket. 
LXXII.  Blankets Showing Designs. 
LXXIII.  Blankets Showing Designs. 
LXXIV.  Woven Belts and Clouts. 
LXXV.  Men of Sallapadin. 
LXXVI.  Typical Dress of the Man. 
LXXVII.  Women in Full Dress. 
LXXVIII.  Customary Dress of the Woman. 
LXXIX.  Women’s Arm Beads. 
LXXX.  Woman Wearing Girdle and Clout (Photograph from Philippine
          Bureau of Science). 
LXXXI, 1.  Dancing Tadek at a Ceremony. 
LXXXI, 2.  Beating the Copper Gongs. 
LXXXII.  The Nose Flute. 
LXXXIII.  Playing on Bamboo Guitars.



It seems desirable, at the outset, to set forth certain general conclusions regarding the Tinguian and their neighbors.  Probably no pagan tribe of the Philippines has received more frequent notice in literature, or has been the subject of more theories regarding its origin, despite the fact that information concerning it has been exceedingly scanty, and careful observations on the language and physical types have been totally lacking.

According to various writers, these people are descended from Chinese, Japanese, or Arabs; are typical Malay; are identical with the Igorot; are pacific, hospitable, and industrious; are inveterate head-hunters, inhospitable, lazy, and dirty.  The detailed discussion of these assertions will follow later in the volume, but at this point I wish to state briefly the racial and cultural situation, as I believe it to exist in northwestern Luzon.

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