Officials of Luzon, largest island in the Philippines, alarmed by inter-tribal strife, recently called a confab. Invited were the mountain tribesmen, who believed their hunting grounds were being encroached upon. Special word and promises of presents went out by jungle telegraph through the Cordillera range to the tribesmen.

Fiercest, most aloof of the mountain tribesmen are the tree-dwelling Ibilaos (pronounced Ee-beh-lah'-os), who run across the roof of the jungle on rattan vines like tightrope walkers. They have two chief occupations: 1) raising rice in small clearings of the jungle; 2) hunting...

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