This book discusses the Melanesians of the South East Solomon Island; including an introduction to the people, their social organisation, and religious beliefs.
Chapter 1. Introductory. The island home of the peoples. The people themselves. 2. The localities studied, Sa'a and Ulawa 3. Social Organization. Relationship terms 4. Betrothal; Marriage; Etc. 5. Chiefs 6. Malaohu boys; Bonito; Canoes; Canoe Cries. 7. Feasts; Dances; Gongs; Pipes 8. Ghosts and Spirits 9. Burial; Death Feasts 10. Sharks 11. Sacrifices 12. Tabu; Curses; Restrictions 13. Black Magic; Areca Nut; Dracaena; Ginger; Vele 14. Fighting 15. Ceremonies 16. Incantations; Ordeals; Divination, Omens 17. Yam and Taro Gardens; Coconuts 18. Arts and Crafts 19. Miscellaneous 20. The Rere Ni Mesi The Muumuu 21. Folklore 22. Some Remarks on the Culture of Sa'a and Ulawa Index.