Gulliver, Pamela. The Turkana:

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Title: The Turkana:

Published in: The Central Nilo-Hamites

Published By: The Central Nilo-Hamites London: International African Institute, 1953. 53-86, 100-101 p.

By line: Pamela Gulliver and P. H. Gulliver

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Turkana (FL17)

Subjects: Property in movables (422); Household (592); Inheritance (428); Informal in-group justice (627); Kin relationships (602); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Offenses against life (682); Sex and marital offenses (684); Offenses against the person (683); Sanctions (681); Age stratification (561); Nuptials (585); Majority (884); Normal garb (291);

Abstract: This source provides an overview of Turkana environment, economy, society, political organization, and religion. The topics discussed by the authors include population, physical environment, cultural character, dress, crafts, animal husbandry and other subsistence activities, diet, transhumance and settlement pattern, migration, household organization, nuclear family organization and relations, lineage and clan organization and relations, friendship, territorial and community organization, the age-set system, raiding, the marriage system, mechanisms for adjusting grievances and applying sanctions, and religion and magic.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: fl17-001

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: 1948-1950

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: Gerald Reid ; 1989

Coverage Date: 1940-1953

Coverage Place: vicinity of Lake Turkana (Lake Rudolf), Kenya

LCSH: Turkana (African people)


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