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Kaidum with Mewun war clubs
Skinner-Jones, Ann
Date Created and/or Issued
Summer 1981
Contributing Institution
UC San Diego, The UC San Diego Library
Ann Skinner-Jones and Joan Larcom Photographs
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Skinner-Jones, Ann
As with so many recent changes, the Mewun incorporated the photographs into their own categories of tradition. Mewun, at a farewell feast, gave the small replica of a traditional war club to Joan Larcom and Ann Skinner-Jones. When the Chief presented it, he admonished that they should never use it for fighting. He noted that the club was now their kind of photograph, 'foto blong mifala', something to bring Mewun to their memory whenever they looked at it. Kaindum, who later moved to Port Vila where he became the Urban Chief for the Mewun, shows replicas of two different Mewun war clubs.
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Clubs (weapons)
Pacific Islands
Wintua (Malekula, Vanuatu)
South West Bay (Malakula, Vanuatu)
Land and Custom Sustained and Revived
Pacific Islands
Wintua (Malekula, Vanuatu)
South West Bay (Malakula, Vanuatu)

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