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Monthly Archives: February 1989

Matatonan, Siberut

Father and son, Mado Bak, Siberut, 13 February, 1989, photograph by Gordon Brent Ingram

The island of Siberut lies off of Sumatra in the Indian Ocean.  Equatorial, fecund, and remote, the island’s traditional communities, the Mentawai, have come to be icons for resistance to cultural assimilation, in general, and to the worse excesses of religious missionaries, [...]