Collection of Trobriand war shields started during the period when early Christian missionaries and European expeditions infiltrated the Massim area.
This collection was gathered by S. B. Fellows and his wife, Sarah, between the years 1891 to 1901. The bulk of the material, which is all from the Trobriand Islands, was given to Fellows and his wife as gifts in return for their unselfish devotion and love they gave their parishioners.
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More than 100 years ago in a fortuitous meeting of mind and place, our understanding of the commonality and diversity in human experience took a great leap forward with Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski’s encounter with the people of the Trobriand Islands.
"Imagine yourself suddenly set down ..." Malinowski, 1922
The 2018 Trobriand/Massim Bibliography is here.
Of particular interest to Trobriand scholars is the excellent growing body of work from the most recent wave of field workers including Mosko, Jarillo de la Torre, Lepani, Connelly and MacCarthy.
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