National Geographic : 1922 Feb
182 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by A. 1)uperly and Son THREE TYPES OF BURDEN-BEARERS IN JAMAICA The story of the natives of Jamaica is that of many of the other islands in the West Indies. The Indians dwindled away under Spanish rule and the African Negro was imported as a laborer, with the result that he is the predominant race in the island today. © Publishers' Photo Service A SILK COTTON, OR CEIBA, TREE: JAMAICA The native of Jamaica will not voluntarily cut or injure trees of this species, because they are believed to be inhabited by "duppies," or spirits. If compelled to fell a tree, he chants during the operation, "Me no cut you, massa; he cut you."