National Geographic : 1956 Apr
© National Geographic Society + Children Smile, Anticipating Candy Promised by the Photographer Baby is king on Ifalik. Until a child is dethroned by a new brother or sister, he is pampered by every adult. Boys and girls are allowed to take part in grown-up activities at the earliest possible age. These youngsters play at weaving strips of coconut leaves. Lonala 1. AnDOtt t(aove) + Coconut Cordage, Not Screws or Nails, Holds a Boat Together Most valued possession on Ifalik is the canoe. Only a handful of men are skilled at making seagoing craft like this one. Here Fagolier, the paramount chief, hews a breadfruit plank. Half a century ago his adz blade would have been part of a giant clamshell.