Among the Head-hunters of Formosa by Janet B. Montgomery McGovern, B.L.: MONTGOMERY (J.B.)

Among the Head-hunters of Formosa by Janet B. Montgomery McGovern, B.L.


Published by London, T. Fisher Unwin Ltd. (1922), reprinted by Ch'eng-wen Publishing Co., Taipei, 1972., 1972
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Title: Among the Head-hunters of Formosa by Janet B...

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin Ltd. (1922), reprinted by Ch'eng-wen Publishing Co., Taipei, 1972.

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover


1 volume in-12, 220 pp., light green cloth hardcover with illustrations, very good condition. Written for the general public, the authoress, an anthropologist, records her observations after living among the aborigines of Formosa for two years, 1916-1918. Divided in two parts, the first is a sympathetic and highly personal account of her first encounter with Formosa and its native inhabitants. The second part is a straight forward description of the manners and customs of aboriginal tribes which she observed. Topics included are: racial stock, social organization, religious beliefs and practice, marriages, illness and death, arts and crafts, tattooing and other forms of mutilations, and transportation. Numerous illustrations. Index. Bookseller Inventory # 3840

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