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Harry H. Jackman

Harry H. Jackman reviews 'Papua New Guinea: A political history' by James Griffin, Hank Nelson, and Firth Stewart

June 1980, no. 21 01 June 1980
In 1606, Prado abducted fourteen Mailu children to Madrid, where they were baptized. The islanders, we read in Papua New Guinea: A Political History: fought the Spaniards without any desire to convert them to Mailu beliefs. The Spaniards, by contrast, were early representatives of a European proselytism which continues to this day and which aims to save Papua New Guineans from the error of thei ... (read more)