National Geographic : 1951 Mar
o National Geographic Society 4 Polynesian Eves of the Stewart Islands Give Small Attention to Wardrobes Their coral atoll sits so low that seas submerge it in hurricanes. Then the people lash themselves in stout palms. Babies have been born in such refuges. "Two go up, three come down," islanders say. Kodachrome by Alan Pierce + Efate Police Boys in Pagan Regalia Do a Ghostly Dance by Torchlight These peaceful New Hebrideans whitened their faces, howled and yelled, and imitated a war raid by their missionary-killing ancestors. Two hold tomahawks. Necklaces are made of shredded bark.