Lebzelter, Viktor, 1889-1936. Native cultures in southwest and south Africa: Vol. 2

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The Bushmen Tribes

Chapter 1 The Bushmen Of Angola

Chapter 2 The Bushmen Of The Western Otjimpolo Veld

Chapter 3 The Dama Bushmen From The Palm Bush East Of The Ondonga /ndonga/

Chapter 4 The Bushmen Of Ukuambi

Chapter 5 The Bushmen Of Uukualuthi

Chapter 6 The !kung Bushmen

The Biological Bases Of Life

1. The Number

2. On Their Character

3. Posture, Movement, Stamina

4. Physical Types And Constitution

5. The Course Of The Day

6. The Divisions Of The Year

7. The Course Of Life

8. The Hunt

9. The Water Supply

10. The Veldkost

11. Ergology



Cooking And Cooking Utensils



Musical Instruments

12. Social Organization

13. Illnesses And Treatment

Eye Inflammation

Ear Ailments


Sore Throat

Colds ( Χ'óā )

Circulatory Diseases

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Diseases Of The Urogenital System

Skin Diseases

Hair Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Assistance At Birth

Wounds And Injuries

14. The Doctors' Test

The Mandrake Root (1)

15. The Elements

16. Rain Magic

17. Religion

18. Doctrine Of The Soul And Belief In Immortality

19. Dance Songs

20. Law

21. Conflicts With Europeans

Chapter 7 The Bushmen Of The North

Chapter 8 The Nogau Bushmen Of Epukiro

1. Birth And Childhood

The Game Of The Big Water Snake

The Elephant-ostrich Game

The Oxen Game

The Bartering Game

The War Game

The Bride-stealing Game

The Ball Game

2. The Boys' Initiation

3. The Girls' Initiation

4. Courtship, Wedding, And Marriage

5. State And Law

6. The World Picture And Religion

7. Medicine

8. Death And Burial

9. Hunting

10. Clothing And Ornaments

11. Weapons

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

Title: Native cultures in southwest and south Africa: Vol. 2

Published By: Original publisher Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann. 1934. HRAF ms: iii, 168 p. [Original: x, 306 p.] ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Viktor Lebzelter

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. San (FX10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Morbidity (164); Comparative evidence (171); Normal garb (291); Ornament (301); Water supply (312); Dwellings (342); Games (524); Arranging a marriage (584); Nuptials (585); External relations (648); Sorcery (754); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Cult of the dead (769); General character of religion (771); Mythology (773); Eschatology (775); Spirits and gods (776); Ethnometeorology (821); Puberty and initiation (881);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source contains information on various aspects of the culture of several San groups, especially the !Kung and the Nogau of Epukiro. The author, who was the Curator at the Natural History Museum in Vienna, writes with a special awareness of relations among the different tribes and of the San with non-San tribes and other inhabitants of the area; thus he frequently indicates possible acculturative history and difficulties of rapport due to antagonisms.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. fx10-003

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from German

Note: Translation of: [Eingeborenenkulturen in Südwest-und Südafrika]|The original German text is not included Includes bibliographical references Translated for the HRAF files by Richard Neuse in 1961

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1926-1928

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 Ethnologist-5

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

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Namibia, Botswana

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings San (African people)


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