Mending a clay pot from the Marianas at the Bishop Museum (1933). Photograph courtesy of Dr. Rebecca A. Stephenson.

Anthropologist Dr. Laura Thompson is brought to Guam to study the CHamoru people at the request of the Navy. Thompson was stationed in Hagåtña but soon set up field headquarters in Merizo at the south of Guam. She wrote a book “Guam and Its People” from her findings.