The Discovery of the Igorots
William Henry Scott's book tells the dramatic story of the Igorots' response to foreign invasion. It paints a unique picture of military and missionary confrontation with a Filipino culture defending itself against western conquest and conversion. For three centuries, they resisted assimilation into the Spanish empire, monopolized the richest gold mines in the archipelago, sabotaged the government Tobacco Monopoly, and defied all restrictions on trade with the lowland. This book challenges the popular concept of the Igorots as isolated and at enmity with other Filipinos, and presents their story as an integral part of the Spanish colonial experience and history of the Filipino people.
New Day Publishers, Philippines
First printing, 1974; Reprinted 2006
Softcover / 8.75 x 5.75 inches / 370 pages / BW