South Viet Nam: New Friends

Deep in South Viet Nam's highland forests live more than 500,000 primitive natives whom the French called montagnards-people of the mountains. The aboriginal montagnards hunt with crossbows and poisoned arrows, practice animal sacrifice to the spirits of the sky and water; montagnard women go barebreasted, and men wear only loincloths. Though they inhabit more than half the land of South Viet Nam, the montagnards consider the Vietnamese to be carpetbaggers who came into the hills only to exploit them and steal their land. Taking advantage of this loathing, Communist Viet Cong...

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