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The Tasaday Tapes

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Item Summary Reid, Lawrence A. 2014-05-07T17:25:55Z 2014-05-07T17:25:55Z 1996
dc.identifier.citation Reid, Lawrence. "The Tasaday Tapes." In Pan-Asiatic Linguistics: Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Languages and Linguistics, Vol. V, 1743-1766. Salaya, Thailand: Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development, Mahidol University at Salaya, 1996.
dc.description.abstract It is nearly a quarter of a century since the Tasaday people, a band of about twenty-six supposedly isolated, stone-tool using hunter-gatherers, living in caves in the rain forests of Southern Mindanao were first read about in Manila’s newspapers (July 8, 1971),1 and shortly thereafter around the world in hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles. National Geographic and NBC produced TV documentaries which captured the imagination of their viewers and the stage was set for a controversy that has waxed and waned until today. At issue was whether the Tasaday were really a completely isolated group having absolutely no knowledge of the agricultural communities that surrounded their forest home, living a pristine, Paleolithic lifestyle since time immemorial in peace and harmony with themselves and their environment, or whether they were a carefully selected group of Manobo and Tboli farmers, some even well educated, who were persuaded to participate in a well-orchestrated hoax or whether they were something in between these two extreme positions.
dc.format.extent 27 pages
dc.subject Tasaday language
dc.subject Malayo-Polynesian languages
dc.subject.lcsh Tasaday (Philippine people)
dc.subject.lcsh Manobo languages
dc.subject.lcsh Philippines Languages
dc.title The Tasaday Tapes
dc.type Conference Paper
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