Leyte, Outrigger Welcome 1

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Item Details

Title

Leyte, Outrigger Welcome 1

Subject

Canoes
Native peoples

Description

"The canoes that came out to welcome us as we arrived at Tacloban Leyte Oct 28 1944" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Invading Leyte. On October 20, 1944, four divisions of the U.S. Sixth Army, including the XXIV Corps from the Central Pacific, invaded Leyte. At Tacloban, on October 24, Gen MacArthur kept his promise to 'return to the Philippines' by ceremonially restoring 'Philippines Civil Government under President Sergio Osmena.' When the SS Juan Cabrillo arrived in the bay off Tacloban on October 28, the ship learned there was no space to unload at the wharf, so they dropped anchor. To greet the soldiers, local Filipino men and a beautiful girl paddled out to the waiting ship. While the girl sang her welcome song, the men in their outrigger canoes traded bananas, sugar cane, pottery, and woven mats for the soldiers' clothing, soap, and cigarettes." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

10/28/1944

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

2010.1.381

Spatial Coverage

Tacloban, Leyte, The Philippines

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill