Nuer cattle camp windscreens

Nuer cattle camp windscreens
96 x 71 mm | Negative film nitrate
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1998.346.17.2 - Print gelatin silver , (96 x 71 mm)
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Three curved grass windscreens with ash floors where people sleep next to the fire in the dry season cattle camp. Beyond is the Sobat River, a main source of water during the drought. This image may well be of Yakwach camp where Evans-Pritchard spent 3 months in 1931 or close by at Kurmayom (just downstream on the Sobat) where he spent about 3 weeks in the same year.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
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[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Sobat River ?Yakwach ?Kurmayom
Nuer Lou
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Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Animal Husbandry , Shelter
Cattle Camp , Windbreak
Original catalogue lists in Manuscript Collections. Additional material in related documents files. [CM 27/9/2005]
Primary Documentation:
Accession Book Entry: [p. 98] 1966.27 [1 - 24] G[ift] PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD 1966.27.17 S. SUDAN. NUER TRIBE. Box of negatives each in separate envelope, labelled. (some missing). Nos. 1 - 213. (prints in box 1966.27.18)...1966.27.18 S. SUDAN. NUER TRIBE. Box of prints each in separate envelope. Nos. 1 - 213. (negatives in 1966.27.17.)

Manual Catalogues [typewritten, entitled "Nuer Photographs (E-P)"] - 17. Cattle camp shelters at edge of Sobat River. (L.) [Large size]

Other Information:
In Kinship and Marriage Among the Nuer (Clarendon Press, Oxford 1990 [1951]), page 19, E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that he 'spent about three weeks in 1931 [at Kurmayom]. Kurmayom is a village of the Lou tribe to the west of Yakwac and, like it, on the Sobat River. It is near the border between the Lou tribe and the Ngok Dinka.' [Chris Morton 19/3/2004]
Christopher Morton [19/3/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
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