National Geographic : 1941 May
Photograph byTruman Bailey from Three Lions Brave Deeds of Their Ancestors Are Recalled by Tutuila Belles in a Samoan "Siva" Seated in rows on the mat-covered floor of a chief's large house, the dancers first clap their hands. After a few moments they begin aseries ofundulating motions with their arms. As the tempo increases, the performers rise and go through varied steps. Faster and fasterthey whirl until allareexhausted.