National Geographic : 1929 Sep
Photographs by Dr. E. W. Brandes AN ISLAND IN THE UPPER SEPIK, WITH A HOUSE ON ITS POINT Up this river the American plant hunters explored regions never before penetrated by whites. Signs of human habitation were rare and widely separated. A STALWART YOUNG WOODSMAN ON THE SEPIK He belongs to a group ofnatives who have camped temporarily inthe swamps to make sago (seeillustration, page 316). His job istofind and fell the sago palms (see,also, text, pages 270-271).