Marshall, Lorna. !Kung Bushman religious beliefs

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Title: !Kung Bushman religious beliefs

Published in: Africa -- Vol. 32

Published By: Africa -- Vol. 32 London: Oxford University Press, 1962. 221-252 p.: ill.

By line: Lorna Marshall

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2005. Computer File

Culture: San (FX10)

Subjects: (539); (756); (772); (775); (776); (796);

Abstract: This paper describes some of the religious beliefs of the !Kung San of the interior bands of the Nyae Nyae region of South West Africa. The article concentrates on the concepts of the gods and the spirits of the dead. The author points out changes in the concept of the Great God by comparing texts of old tales with current beliefs. Also included are a discussion of peoples' relations with the gods (the source of good and evil; supplication, etc.) and a description of the ceremonial curing dance. Comparisons with other San groups are made throughout. Some information is included on the medicine men.

Document Number: 13

Document ID: fx10-013

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1952-1955

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Joan Steffens ; 1963

Coverage Date: 1952-1955

Coverage Place: Nyae Nyae region, Namibia and Botswana

LCSH: San (African people)


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