Biak Native Homes 5

http://archives.library.eou.edu/images/2010.1.295.jpg

Item Details

Title

Biak Native Homes 5

Subject

Homes
Huts
Native peoples

Description

"Native homes on stilts over the water. Outrigger canoe with at least 10 people going by" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Homes at Parai. 'Off limits' for soldiers, Hill and Casey hitchhiked down the coast to Parai on August 23. In his letter, Hill described the village: 'The huts are built on pilings out from the base of the cliff a hundred feet or so. Walkways connect most of the houses. Palm trees grow between the ridge and the huts....' The men photographed two types of traditional houses: 'rum som, a house of blood relatives... occupied by parents (Father and Mother) and their son who was married
rum sram, a youth house...occupied by young men [and]...used...as a traditional educational centre...for [learning] warfare, hunting, fishing, gardening, etc.' At one house, Hill photographed an enterprising native woman drying GI laundry on a hand railing." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

8/23/1944

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.295

Spatial Coverage

Biak, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

Position: 3982 (2 views)