In the second decade of the twentieth century, the inhabitants of the upper Rongkong valley (in present-day South Sulawesi Province) had not yet converted to Islam. In this paper the author and anthropologist, Albertus Kruyt, reports information that he gleaned during a brief stay among them. His findings touch on various topics including geography, past migrations, village social structure, house construction, agricultural ceremonies, headhunting, taboos, crime and punishment, marriage, childbirth, sickness, and death and burial.
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Kruyt, Albertus C.
Kruyt, Alb. C. 1920. De To Rongkong in Midden Celebes. Bidragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde van Nederlandsch-Indië 76:366–397. Original pagination is indicated by enclosing the page number in brackets, e.g. [p. 366].
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