Roscoe, John, 1861-1932. The Bagesu and other tribes of the Uganda Protectorate: the third part of hte report of the Mackie ethnological expedition to Central Africa

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Title: The Bagesu and other tribes of the Uganda Protectorate: the third part of hte report of the Mackie ethnological expedition to Central Africa

Published By: Cambridge [Eng.]: The University Press, 1924. iii, v, 1-50 p.: ill.

By line: John Roscoe

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Bagisu (FK13)

Subjects: Domesticated animals (231); Tillage (241); Cereal agriculture (243); Body alterations (304); Inheritance (428); Rest days and holidays (527); Mode of marriage (583); Arranging a marriage (584); Kinship terminology (601); Clans (614); Theory of disease (753); Sorcery (754); Magical and mental therapy (755); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Spirits and gods (776); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Difficult and unusual births (845); Puberty and initiation (881);

Abstract: This is an early account of Bagisu ethnography, written by a missionary-anthropologist, covering roughly the period of the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. In some particulars this study differs somewhat from the culture summary in this file by J. S. LaFontaine whose data on the Bagisu covers a later period up to about 1954. Major topics discussed in this document are: socio-political organization, personal characteristics of the people (dress, ornaments, etc.), religion, agriculture, domestic animals, house construction, crafts, economics, birth, initiation ceremonies, marriage, sickness, death, inheritance, kinship terminology, and a short section on the Bakyiga clan.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: fk13-002

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Missionary, Anthropologist-4, 5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2003

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Bugisu District, Mount Elgon region, Uganda

LCSH: Gisu (African people)

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