National Geographic : 1908 Aug
THE PACIFIC: THE LEAST KNOWN REGION S.Mdway is. *Marcusl. a HAWAIIAN Awo ISLANDS :Mariana *Ladrone .? Islands, 'M Carol;ne 'Islands lord ow i 'br.," , CEi yd.ney ,,TASMANIA arshall is. V 9r Co C' o~- C I F I C Palmyra . .Gilbert .Howland I. Sa Crc . la +Christmas. . Phoenix Is. MaidenI.. C S ta r bu ckl A SYnin Group .,Marcuesas . .oI 'Suvarofls. . y SAMOAN 'IS. Soc. *...'. LowArchipelao '. FIJI IS. / : or Pamola . - ;Tonga ".Cookls. tLoy.alt y Is. Is. C 1 .". Pdo_- ..- .. _-. . ... -_ _ _ _TroEi_of c.pr-o rn 1. . "_ ....... ... ..... h,'4 ' '' * Rapa".Maretir (Bas ls.) ,Norfolk . NE ZEA LAN ) Chatham s. ABountel. Anhpoderi s. 0 500 1000 1500Miles I ----- I ----- I ____ L dAucklands Is. SKETCH MAP OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS whose influence has to this day tinctured the writings of the historian and novelist ,of this wonderful region. In still later years the United States government has interested itself actively in various Pacific investigations and has added considerably to the oceanography of the region. The whaling industry also carried its toilers into many remote parts of the great ocean and left an indelible impres sion npon the native population. To these legitimate enterprises are to be added the incursion of a host of pirat ical and predatory exploiters, who have preyed upon commerce, pillaged and kid napped the native races, and made the white man an object of hatred tnrough out the regions in which their nefarious work was carried on. THE MORE FEROCIOUS ISLANDERS AVOIDED In spite of these activities of the white man, whether of good or evil repute, the 547 F\ Cyt Mnnlh;~; el.