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Papua New Guinea As primitive as any still left upon our shrinking glove, Paupuans lived their simple lives until tourists taught them to wear clothes, hide shame, sell trinkets, feathers dyes tattoos, all envied by visitors, could be multiplied for sale. They performed tribal dances (not for war) thrummed on logs, toot on punctured reeds for money or barter headdress of Birds of Paradise, exchanged for caps of N.Y. Yankees, Mickey Mouse wrist watches, wearing tee shirts discarded sneakers, sans socks. Tourists visitors deplore the loss of primitive ways, the leap from then to now, to face the struggles of modern man, no worse than their own.
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