National Geographic May 1977 Malaysia

Grisly trophy is displayed by an Iban, or Sea Dayak. His tribe gave up head hunting after World War II, and many Ibans have settled in towns, gone to school, and become aggressive businessmen. But a few, like these, tread the paths of their forefathers, revering the heads and offering them food. Otherwise, some believe, the heads will eat their owners.

National Geographic May 1977 Malaysia

Grisly trophy is displayed by an Iban, or Sea Dayak. His tribe gave up head hunting after World War II, and many Ibans have settled in towns, gone to school, and become aggressive businessmen. But a few, like these, tread the paths of their forefathers, revering the heads and offering them food. Otherwise, some believe, the heads will eat their owners.

National Geographic May 1977

Malaysia: Youthful Nation With Growing Pains

Shedding no blood and feeling no pain, an entranced Hindu endures lances and hooks that pierce his son. Thus he fulfills a religious vow during the ceremony at Thaipusam. 

National Geographic May 1977

Malaysia: Youthful Nation With Growing Pains

Shedding no blood and feeling no pain, an entranced Hindu endures lances and hooks that pierce his son. Thus he fulfills a religious vow during the ceremony at Thaipusam. 

National Geographic May 1977 Malaysia

National Geographic May 1977 Malaysia

National Geographic May 1977

Vestmannaeyjar: Up From The Ashes

Twice-buried graves received the mournful benediction of a Madonna, hem-deep in ash and snow, when the author visited Vestmannaeyjar during the eruption. 

By Noel Grove Photographs by Robert S. Patton

National Geographic May 1977

Vestmannaeyjar: Up From The Ashes

Twice-buried graves received the mournful benediction of a Madonna, hem-deep in ash and snow, when the author visited Vestmannaeyjar during the eruption. 

By Noel Grove Photographs by Robert S. Patton

National Geographic June 1977

Loch Ness—The Lake and the Legend

To fathom the mystery of Loch Ness, Scottish divers plumb the cold, murky waters of Urquhart Bay—recent hub of scientific activity to either prove or dispel as myth the existence of the loch’s fabled monster. Though Highland lore has it that monster bones lie moldering in the waters below Urquhart Castle, in the  background, they have been as elusive as the creature itself.

Photograph by David Doubilet

National Geographic June 1977

Loch Ness—The Lake and the Legend

To fathom the mystery of Loch Ness, Scottish divers plumb the cold, murky waters of Urquhart Bay—recent hub of scientific activity to either prove or dispel as myth the existence of the loch’s fabled monster. Though Highland lore has it that monster bones lie moldering in the waters below Urquhart Castle, in the  background, they have been as elusive as the creature itself.

Photograph by David Doubilet

National Geographic 1977

The Huichols - Mexico’s People of Myth and Magic

A painted prayer blooms on a the cheeks of a Huichol woman who uses lipstick to form a background to flower petals, symbols of fertility. Emblems of a sacred bird march across her headdress. 

In the solitude of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico’s Huichols still heed a pantheon of deities who rule their hearts—while the government introduces modern ways to help their bodies and minds.

National Geographic 1977

The Huichols - Mexico’s People of Myth and Magic

A painted prayer blooms on a the cheeks of a Huichol woman who uses lipstick to form a background to flower petals, symbols of fertility. Emblems of a sacred bird march across her headdress. 

In the solitude of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico’s Huichols still heed a pantheon of deities who rule their hearts—while the government introduces modern ways to help their bodies and minds.

'Picture Maker of the Old West - William H. Jackson' by Clarence S. Jackson 1947

'Picture Maker of the Old West - William H. Jackson' by Clarence S. Jackson 1947

The Dance of the Antelope Priesthood | ‘Picture Maker of the Old West - William H. Jackson’

The Dance of the Antelope Priesthood | ‘Picture Maker of the Old West - William H. Jackson’

Shoshones | ‘Picture Maker of the Old West - William H. Jackson’

Shoshones | ‘Picture Maker of the Old West - William H. Jackson’

Typical Bannack family occupying a brush tepee. | ‘Picture Maker of the Old West - William H. Jackson’

Typical Bannack family occupying a brush tepee. | ‘Picture Maker of the Old West - William H. Jackson’

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