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BANDAGING WOUNDED IFUGAOS
In the scrambles for carabao meat, of which the people of this tribe are so fond, a number of men always get badly cut. They greatly appreciate surgical aid. The wounded man is in this instance concealed by Secretary Worcestera s assistant. Some 500 Ifugaos showed their appreciation of what was being done by gathering around and singing the Ifugao love songs (see pages 1198 and 1199).
occupation of the Philippines they were preyed upon by the Moros, who enslaved some of them and exacted tribute from others.
The people of this tribe build very large houses, which usually contain but a single room, although separate stalls may be made along its sides. The floor is usually somewhat raised in the vicinity of the wall, so as to make a convenient seat. The houses are built without windows, but the siding is light and can be readily displaced in order to admit light and air. There is often, also, a space between the top of the side walls and the roof. A platform or porch in front of the door is very common. Access to the house is usually had by means of a log of wood in which steps are cut. Small houses for storing rice are usually built near the dwelling-houses.
A CURIOUS ARTICLE OF FURNITURE
Their houses may contain almost nothing, but are often abundantly furnished with china plates, brass beetle boxes and
trays, bronze gongs, and large jars, the latter being especially prized. The value of the furnishings may run into the thousands of pesos. Another article commonly found in the Subano houses is the lantaka, or brass cannon, which is obtained from the Moros and is kept as a valuable possession rather than for actual service.
The Subanos have some manufactures, making plain earthen jars, a variety of baskets, working metal in a primitive way, and manufacturing knives of a rude sort. The women weave with no little skill.
The agriculture practiced by these people is of a very primitive type. They usually content themselves with clearing away the forest, burning the ground over and planting the seed direct without further preparation of the soil. The crops commonly raised are rice and camotes, supplemented with such vegetables as squashes, peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant.
The sago palm, which grows wild, is