National Geographic : 1963 Oct
Tug-of-war intrigues wild men of northern Luzon. Dean C. Worcester, United States Secretary of the Interior of the Philippine Islands, introduced the games to divert the people from head-hunt ing. We published Worcester's account in March, 1911. Charles Martin, a U. S. soldier working with him, contributed pictures; later he became director of our photographic laboratory. An Amer ican (right) coaches the losing team from Talubin village; winners from Samoqui shriek with joy (lower). Pipe-smoking girls are dancers of a Philippine tribe. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC never dressed tribal women prudishly in Western 540 clothing; we pictured them in their natural state.