Mighty Papuan Lakatoi Hiri Voyages Live On – Part Two – By Hans Proebsting (ASP V10N4)

Hans Proebsting continues his account of the historic trading voyages of the Motuan people of Papua.

Preparations for a Hiri trading voyage in pre-colonial (and early colonial) times were complex and embedded in the culture of the Papuans involved. Although it is now almost impossible to find any veterans of these classic Lakatoi voyages, Hans Proebsting digs deep into anthropology and early records to paint a picture of how it all was…

For the full article, refer to V10N4.