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Aliman Francisco and Mamerto Martin ("Mer") were the fieldwork assistants who accompanied me into the forest for the two years of my research. Both were good-natured and outgoing men in their early middle age. Mer and I had become friends when I was at the Mission of St. Francis of Assisi in Upi; he had been employed by the Mission as a catachist and we had made many a long hike together to Teduray outstation chapels. He was a careful and tireless helper in Figel. I had not known Aliman prior to the anthropological fieldwork experience, but he too was an invaluable aid. A gifted storyteller, he loved nothing more than to sit for hours chatting with people and drawing from them stories about their life and ways. (See Chapter 1)

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