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Gilyak Woman Happily Burdened
Where Civilization is Slowly Banishing Barbarism

GILYAK WOMAN HAPPILY BURDENED

WHERE CIVILIZATION IS SLOWLY BANISHING BARBARISM

Of uncertain palaeasiatic origin the Gilyaks inhabit the north of Sakhalien Island and the lower Amur region of East Siberia. The peculiar length of the fingers and roundness of the face are noticeable in this mother with her triple ear-rings They live in the mountainous district lying to the immediate south-west of Mount Morrison. The Tsous form the smallest group of the Formosan savages, numbering less than 3,000 persons. Living on fairly peaceable terms with their neighbors, they nevertheless carefully preserve the ancient weapons and trophies of war belonging to their great warrior ancestors