National Geographic : 1927 Dec
o00 Photograph by J.W. Beattie YOUNG MEN OF THE SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS, SOUTH SEAS, BUY WIVES WITH MONEY MADE OF FEATHERS Odd, yet beautiful, is this strange currency. It is made from the red headdress of a tiny jungle bird.To catch this bird the natives fill amussel shell with a sticky sap; then imitate the call of the bird to lure it to this trap. It comes, gets its feetcaught inthe sticky sap, and isthen easily taken.