Smith, Edwin William, 1876-1957. The Ila-speaking peoples of Northern Rhodesia: vol. 1

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Part I

Chapter I: The Environment

Chapter Ii: History

1. Prehistoric

2. The Internal History Of The Ba-ila

3. Conflicts With Foreign Foes

4. Contact Of The Ba-ila With Europeans

Appendix To Chapter Ii

Names Of The Chiefs Referred To On P. 21.

Chapter Iii: Physical Characteristics: Dress And Decoration

1. Physical Characteristics

2. Clothing And Decoration

Part Ii

Chapter Iv: Building Operations And Village Life

1. Description Of A Village

2. Life In A Native Village

Chapter V: Domestic Animals

Chapter Vi: Agriculture; Foods; Narcotics

1. Methods Of Agriculture

2. A Calendar

3. Foods And Cooking

4. A List Of Foods And Drinks

5. Narcotics

Chapter Vii: Hunting And Fishing

1. Methods Of Hunting

2. Methods Of Fishing

3. Some Hunting And Fishing Customs

Chapter Viii: Warfare

Chapter Ix: Various Handicrafts

1. Work In Ivory

2. Skin-dressing

3. Strings

4. Basketry

5. Working In Clay

6. Woodwork

7. Ironwork: ( A ) Smelting

8. Ironwork: ( B ) Blacksmithing

Chapter X: Leechcraft

1. Ba-ila Ideas Of Anatomy And Physiology

2. Medicines

3. Diseases And Remedies

(a) Specific Infectious Diseases

(b) General Diseases

(c) Diseases Of The Respiratory System

(d) Diseases Of The Circulatory System

(e) Diseases Of The Alimentary System

(f) Diseases Of The Urinary And Genital Systems

(g) Diseases Of Women

(h) Diseases Of The Nervous System

(i) Diseases Of The Skin

(k) Various Other Diseases

4. The Causes Of Disease

5. Snake-bites, Etc.

6. The Use Of Aphrodisiacs, Etc.

7. Amulets And Talismans

8. The Practitioners. (a) The Diviner

(9) The Practitioners: (b) The Doctor

Part Iii

Chapter Xi: Social Organisation

1. The Family

2. The Clan

3. The Community

The Chief

4. Secondary Social Groups

Appendix 1: List Of Mikoa

Appendix Ii: List Of Communities

Chapter Xii: Terms Of Relationship

Connections By Affinity

Chapter Xiii: Regulation Of The Communal Life

1. The Sanctions

2. Chisapi, Buditazhi, Tonda

3. Judicial Processes

Chapter Xiv: Etiquette: The Laws Of Polite Behaviour

1. Salutations

2. Names

3. Offences Against The Person

(a) Buditazhi Offences

4. Offences Against The Person

(b) Matushi

5. The Regard For Truth

Chapter Xv: The Rights Of Property

1. How Property Is Acquired

2. Inheritance

3. Offences Against Property

Chapter Xvi: Slavery

1. How People Become Slaves

2. Character Of The Slavery

Chapter Xvii: The Regard For Life

1. Homicide

2. Feticide

3. Infanticide

4. Suicide

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Title: The Ila-speaking peoples of Northern Rhodesia: vol. 1

Published By: London: MacMillan and Co., 1920.xxviii, 423 p.: ill., maps

By line: by Rev. Edwin W. Smith ... and Captain Andrew Murray Dale …

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2015.

Culture: Ila (FQ06)

Subjects: Cultural identity and pride (186); Identification (101); Descriptive somatology (142); Traditional history (173); Pastoral activities (233); Domesticated animals (231); Community structure (621); Inter-community relations (628); Extended families (596); General character of religion (771); Spirits and gods (776); Tillage (241); Trial procedure (695); Community heads (622); Community councils (623);

Abstract: This is the first of two volumes, published separately in eHRAF. The set is the basic source on the Ila, written by Smith, a missionary, and Dale, a government administrator. The first part of this volume covers the history and physical anthropology of the group. The second part goes into the economic life, material culture, and medicine of the Ila. The third part deals with the various aspects of social organization and law.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: fq06-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1902-1914

Evaluation: Missionary, Government Official-5

Analyst: James R. Leary ; 1961

Coverage Date: 1902-1914

Coverage Place: south-central Zambia

LCSH: Ila (African people)--Social life and customs//Ila language//Ila (African people)--Folklore


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