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The History of Sulu by Najeeb M. Saleeby

Department of the Interior

Ethnological Survey Publications

Volume IV, Part II




Manila Bureau of Public Printing 1908




Preface 117

Chapter I

Geographical Description of the Sulu Archipelago 121

In general 121 Island of Sulu 127 Geographical features 127 Principal coast settlements 129 Districts of the island 131 Town of Jolo 133 General plan, buildings and streets 133 Trade 137 Population 144

Chapter II

Genealogy of Sulu 147

Translator's introduction 147 Sulu author's introduction 147 Descendants of Asip 148 Descendants of Tuan Masha'ika 149 Original and later settlers of Sulu 149 Sulu historical notes 151 Introduction 151 Sulu notes 152

Chapter III

Rise and Prosperity of Sulu 155

Sulu before Islam 155 Introduction of Islam and the rise of a Mohammedan dynasty in Sulu 158 Establishment of the Mohammedan Church in Sulu and the reign of Abu Bakr 161 Early days of the sultanate 163 Successors of Abu Bakr 163 Figueroa's expedition against Sulu 164 Reasons for hostilities 168 Rule of Batara Shah Tangah 171 Figueroa's expedition against Mindanao 172 Moro raids 175 First Spanish conquest and occupation of Sulu 177 Sulu supremacy in the Archipelago 179 Successors of Bungsu 179 Reign of Sultan Alimud Din I 180 Reign of Sultan Israel 187 Moro pirates 191 Treaty of 1836 with the Sultan of Sulu 194 Text of the treaty 194 Ratification of the treaty by the Queen Regent of Spain 196 Expedition of Governor Claveria 199 Visits to Jolo of Captain Henry Keppel and Sir James Brooke 201

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