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Head Hunters of Ecuador
Description: A Fox Varieties silent film about an expedition in the 1920s made by explorers Dr. And Mrs. Herbert S. Dickey to visit the inhabitants of the jungles of eastern Ecuador.
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Clip #: TFA-398B
Length: 16:09
Year: 1927
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Region: South America
Country: Ecuador
Subject: Explorers
Original: 16mm
1920s, South America, Ecuador, expedition, indigenous people, Native Ecuadorians, explorers, adventurers, Dr. And Mrs. Herbert S. Dickey, Riobamba, train arriving at station, crowded market, Ecuadorian indigenous people, expedition preparing to embark on voyage, pack horses and donkeys being outfitted and loaded by indigenous porters, Andes Mountains, Cordillera Range, expedition traveling on horseback and foot up Cordillera Mountains, Thanksgiving dinner being eaten at campsite at 15,000 feet altitude, descent down mountain, village of Chanala, Morona, Morona-Santiago, change to human carriers from pack animals, expedition continuing on foot, expedition members shaking hands with villagers, mountain peak rising above jungle, expedition members being canoed across Upano River, trekking through forest, steep trail, trudging through tangled and matted trail, village of the Jivaro tribe, Jivaro people, Jivaroan peoples, painted faces, piercings, laughing Jivaro, communal hut, native life, Jivaro men sharing beverage, warming feet by fire, Jivaroan people dancing around shrunken head on spear, dancing around bonfire at night

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