|Location:||New Zealand / Aotearoa; Samoa; Tonga|
|Length:||424 feet (17 min)|
|Format:||Archival Film, silent, 1/2-inch VHS|
|Library Code:||Smithsonian HSFA 89.2.13|
|Description:||Edited film is a compilation believed to be compposed of an incomplete film made for Paramount Pictograph. Includes footage shot by travel lecturer Burton Holmes depicting various Oceanic dances. These feature a demonstration of dance in Tonga including the royal laka-laka, the Samoan siva-siva with twirling of long knives, and the related war dance, the martial haka of the Maori, and the poi, a Maori women's dance. Part of the Ananda Coomaraswamy Film Collection.|
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