By Fay-Cooper Cole

Quantity: Fieldiana, Anthropology, v. 12, no.2 writer: Chicago : box Museum of ordinary background e-book date: 1913 topics: Ethnology -- Philippines Mindanao Island Notes: this can be an OCR reprint. there's quite a few typos or lacking textual content. There aren't any illustrations or indexes. if you happen to purchase the final Books variation of this ebook you get loose trial entry to Million-Books.com the place you could choose from greater than 1000000 books at no cost. you may as well preview the ebook there.

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The last held in Cibolan (1909) extended through two days and nights. At that time no offerings were made to the spirits on the second day, but the people feasted and drank while the datu gathered a little apart and held a council. In Malilla the second day of this ceremony is called EgbikbEgaybe and is given over almost entirely to the women. Two tambara are erected in the house, and young betel nut buds and women's skirts are hung on them. [2] Before each dance the mabalian informs a spirit that this dance is for him and it is customary to add a gift of some kind to those already on the tambara.

It is a simple matter to cause a person to become insane. All that is needed is to secure a piece of his hair, or clothing, place it in a dish of water and stir in one direction for several hours. Father GISBERT relates the following method of detecting theft: "There are not, as a rule, many thefts among the Bagobo, for they believe that a thief can be discovered easily by means of their famous bongat. That consists of two small joints of bamboo, which contain certain mysterious powders. He who has been robbed and wishes to determine the robber takes a hen's egg, makes a hole in it, puts a pinch of the above said powder in it, and leaves it in the fire.

While these descriptions agree, in the main, there are so many minor variations that it seems best to first relate the account given to the writer by Datu Tongkaling and ten of his magani, after which we shall take up some of the earlier accounts, and the official correspondence of 1907. Datu Tongkaling is a magani. He claims to have killed more than thirty of his enemies in fair fight and to have assisted in, or to have witnessed, an even greater number of sacrifices. Prior to his elevation to the office of datu he had aided in several of the yearly offerings.

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