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Headhunting, history, and exchange in Upland Sulawesi

George, Kenneth M.


A few weeks after the rice harvest of 1985, drums, song, and loud cries echoed through the headwaters of the Salu Mambi, celebrating the ambush of seven victims in regions downstream. Several bands of headhunters had returned with their bloodless trophies to renew the fertility of their terraces and the prosperity of their households. If such forays appear to be troubling anachronisms in Indonesia's aging New Order, they also display the surprising tenacity of those mythical realities that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1991-08
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Asian Studies
DOI: 10.2307/2057560


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