Photographs of Negrito people.
Song: Duerme negrito, by Mercedes Sosa.
In American-occupied Philippines, while millions of mainstream Hispanic Filipinos were being slaughtered, and military restrictions prevented the movement of the American and local press, the lense of Dean C. Worcester, member of the first Filipino Comission and minister of Interior of the colonial government from 1901 to 1913, provided the Americans with a fake, set-up collection of Filipinos as they should be seen: a bunch of tiny primitive tribes badly in need of Uncle Sam's protection. Black and white pictures belong to Dean C. Worcester's collection as kept at University of Michigan.

Duerme, duerme negrito,
que tu mama tá en el campo,

Duerme, duerme, mobila,
que tu mama tá en el campo,

Te va a traer codornices para ti,
te va a traer rica fruta para ti,
te va a traer carne de cerdo para ti,
te va a traer muchas cosas para ti.

Y si el negro no se duerme
viene el diablo blanco
y ¡zas!
le come la patita
chicapumba, chicapumpa,
apumba chicapún.

Duerme, duerme, negrito,
que tu mama tá en el campo,

trabajando duramente,
trabajando sí,
trabajando y va de luto,
trabajando sí,
trabajando y no le pagan,
trabajando sí,
pal negrito chiquitito,
trabajando sí.

Duerme, duerme negrito

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