Nuer cattle camp

Nuer cattle camp
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A dry season cattle camp with two byres (luak), huts, windbreaks and Evans-Pritchard's tent visible. As the dry season progressed in about January or February, larger cattle camps such as this with a greater population density would be formed called wec mai. This image may well be of Yakwach camp on the Sobat river where Evans-Pritchard spent 3 months in 1931 among the Lou Nuer. The byre (luak) and huts visible in this image could be those of Cam-Carau, the chief man of the settlement, according to Evans-Pritchard's own sketchmap.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
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[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Sobat River ?Yakwach
Nuer Lou
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Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
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E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Shelter , Settlement
Cattle Camp , Building Animals , Tent
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)"] - 170. Homestead, cattle camp and my tent. (S.) [small size]

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "2
170 "
Christopher Morton [19/4/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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