National Geographic : 2008 Nov
FLASHBACK A Safe Distance "Indeed, the Sarawak jungle is better protected than our forests," claimed Harrison W. Smith in his February 1919 Geographic article, "Sarawak: The Land of the White Rajahs." But, Smith noted, "it was not the natural history of the country" that prompted his visit to Borneo, "rather the opportunity to become acquainted with primitive and interesting people." Though they may not have been so eager to become acquainted with him. "As with most of the Sarawak tribes, personal cleanliness is the rule," he wrote. "The Dayaks have been known to comment on a white traveler to the effect that, although he seemed to be otherwise all right, he did not bathe as frequently as they considered necessary." -Margaret G.Zackowitz t Flashback Archive Find all the photos at ngm.com. PHOTO:HARRISONW. SMITH,NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSTOCK NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC(ISSN0027-9358) ISPUBLISHEDMONTHLYBY THENATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY,1145 17THST.NW,WASHINGTON,DC 20036-4688.$34.00 A YEAR FORU.S. DELIVERY,$6.00 PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDESPOSTAGEAND HANDLING).IN CANADA,AGREEMENTNUMBER40063649, RETURNUNDELIVERABLECANADIANADDRESSESTONATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC,PO BOX 4412 STN. A,TORONTO,ONTARIOM5W 3W2.UNITEDKINGDOMNEWSSTANDCOVERPRICE£3.99.PERIODICALSPOSTAGEPAIDAT WASHINGTON,DC, AND AT ADDITIONALMAILINGOFFICES.POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTO NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,PO BOX63002, TAMPA,FL 33663-3002.MEMBERS:IF THEPOSTALSERVICEALERTS US THATYOUR MAGAZINEISUNDELIVERABLE,WE HAVE NO FURTHEROBLIGATIONUNLESSWE RECEIVEA CORRECTEDADDRESSWITHINTWOYEARS.