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The Kachin: Lords of Burma's Northern Frontier By Bertil Lintner
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Remarkable for their military prowess, their receptivity to Christianity, and their intricate all-embracing kinship network, the Kachins are a hardy mountain people living in the remote hills of... More > northern Burma (Myanmar), and on the peripheries of China and India. During the Second World War they strongly sided with the Allies in defending Burma against the Japanese, earning themselves sobriquets such as “amiable assassins” and “Gurkhas of Southeast Asia”. After Burma’s independence in 1948, the Kachins were given their own state, but in the early 1960s they went to war again, this time fighting for autonomy for their homeland. For half a century, funded largely by the world-renowned jade trade they control, they maintained their armed insurgency, playing a key role in Burma’s internecine struggles. In 1994 the Kachins and the Burmese government signed a cease-fire agreement. However, in June 2011 government forces broke the truce and war flared anew in the Kachin hills.< Less
CAMELBACK --- THE STORY HOW CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA GOT ITS' NAME By Rganr Storyteller
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There is a magical mountain right in the middle of the city of Phoenix, Arizona. It was given its name by two teen age boys who traveled to the Grand Canyon to Trap a Kachine and ... well you will... More > have to read the book to find out 50 pages.< Less
CAMELBACK --- THE STORY HOW CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA GOT ITS' NAME By Rganr Storyteller
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There is a magical mountain right in the middle of the city of Phoenix, Arizona. It was given its name by two teen age boys who traveled to the Grand Canyon to Trap a Kachine and ... well you will... More > have to read the book to find out 50 pages.< Less
The Snaking River By Marion Eaton
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Teeming with the joy and abundance of life, the great Irrawaddy river is the lifeblood of Myanmar, the country once known as Burma. From its myriad of sources high in the jungle-clad slopes of the... More > mountainous hill bordering China, the ‘River of Blessings’ winds a thousand miles south to its fertile delta that opens into the Bay of Bengal. 1934-1942 To a little English boy conceived in the Kachin Hills and living by the great river for his first five years, the country’s fascinating wildness, creatures, culture and essence burn deep into his character, shaping the whole of his life.< Less
Kinship in Southeastern Asia By Paul K. Benedict
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Volume 6 in the STEDT Monograph Series presents a facsimile edition of the ground-breaking Kinship in Southeastern Asia (1941, doctoral dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University),... More > by the late Paul K. Benedict (1912-1997). This expansive volume treats kinship terms in Tibeto-Burman (which it divides into Tibetan, Western Sub-Himalayan, Eastern Sub-Himalayan, Lepcha, Miri and northern Assam, Kachin, Nung, Burmese and Lolo, Konyak, Garo and Bodo, Mikir, Meithei, Mru, Kuki, Naga) on the one hand, and Karen and Chinese on the other.< Less

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Birth Log Book Birth Log Book By Emily Rumsey
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