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!FREE BOOK ♊ The Last Filipino Head Hunters ♠ The Last Filipino Headhunters is a fully illustrated account of the last days of tribal Filipino head hunter communities illustrated by pictures from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present with full commentary by a visitor who met the last survivors of the vanquished past The Last Filipino Headhunters brigs to light beliefs and a way of life that survived for millennia before a being eradicated by colonial powers This book provides a glimpse into the way of life of the Kalinga, Ifugao, and Bontoc peoples of the Philippines Howard is a brilliant artist, and his photography has recorded these rapidly vanishing cultures Through tales of his travels, a brief history, interviews with members of the communities, and a vast archive of artifacts Howard provides a valuable record Artistically this book is spectacular Howard is a brilliant photographer At the beginning of the book he uses his modern day photo This book provides a glimpse into the way of life of the Kalinga, Ifugao, and Bontoc peoples of the Philippines Howard is a brilliant artist, and his photography has recorded these rapidly vanishing cultures Through tales of his travels, a brief history, interviews with members of the communities, and a vast archive of artifacts Howard provides a valuable record Artistically this book is spectacular Howard is a brilliant photographer At the beginning of the book he uses his modern day photos in sepia tones side by side with much older photographs in their original sepia which provides a sense of how little, in many ways, the communities have changed He has a true knack for photographing people and catching a sense of their personalities, but his photos of artifacts and scenery have equal artistic merit.I think the book could have been better organized If rituals had followed travel or the sections on tribal religion they might have hadimpact Personally I think information would have been easier to process if there had been separate chapters for the Ifugao, Kalinga, and Bontoc I appreciate that Howard isn t an academic or a professional anthropologist, but merely an artist who became fascinated with the culture It appears that he has a genuine concern for these cultures and he recognizes what a loss it will be for them to die out Where I would have appreciateddetailed interviews, his focus was on the photography There were a few areas of concern for me The first was with his acquisition of artifacts during the course of his journey I realize the challenge one can be faced with when offered gifts when traveling However, the appropriate location for these items is in the Philippines, preferably in the hands of the indigenous communities, but if not with their owners they should be in a museum There are perfectly good imitations for sale in marketplaces in Baguio for people who feel the need to take home pieces for their collections I feel Howard should have addressed why tourists shouldn t try to buy or otherwise acquire these pieces during their travels, and I wish he would have clarified what he did with the gifts he received They are important parts of the culture and community and visitors should definitely be discouraged from carrying them away Another issue I had was that during his quest to take pictures of coffins, Howard actually destroyed at least one coffin and possiblyIt was clearly a terribly accident, but he didn t record any regret for his actions or suggest maybe climbing on the coffins had been a bad idea from the start While taking pictures of desecrated coffins, he desecrated a coffin and yet didn t seem to make the connection Archaeologists talk about how to record and preserve history they are often displacing and destroying history so I wonder if he felt that the destruction was worth it for the larger goal Ultimately, I wish while he was talking about the importance of preserving the culture he would have putthought into the ways he was contributing to the erosion of the culture However, as he isn t an academic or an anthropologist I suppose that wasn t ultimately his purpose What he did produce was a beautiful book and that does him credit