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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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

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

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Rev. Edwin W. Smith ... and Captain Andrew Murray Dale …

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2015. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Ila (FQ06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF 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: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fq06-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1902-1914

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Missionary, Government Official-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. James R. Leary ; 1961

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1902-1914

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) south-central Zambia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ila (African people)--Social life and customs//Ila language//Ila (African people)--Folklore


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