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Tongans sail out to the USS Enterprise to sell or trade beads, shells, grass skirts, and mats to the sailors.
Hundreds of Marshallese natives, representing many atolls in these islands, staged an impressive ceremony on 4th of July, honoring American independence and their own recent freedom from the Japanese. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
An American Catholic priest, standing next to a makeshift altar set up on the bech to give a prayer service, presents a young Micronesian girl with a rosary.
Dressed in native beads they received from the natives of (Mok Island) the crew traded cigarettes, razor blades, and odd bits of cloth for native handicraft and fruit. [See "more images" below for complete caption]