Nuer cattle camp

Nuer cattle camp
58 x 55 mm | Print gelatin silver
Sulphide staining right hand side [?EE 1987]
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
6 [1]

Accession Number:
A slightly distant view of a herd of cattle comprising a cattle camp, set in a wide expanse of treeless grass savannah in western Nuerland. It is probable that this is a very early dry season camp without huts being made, which fits with Evans-Pritchard's 1936 fieldwork which straddled the end of the rains with the beginning of the dry season. This may relate to the early November camp from Nyueny village described by Evans-Pritchard in one of his articles.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1936 October - November
[Southern Sudan] Wahda
There would seem to be two Rolleiflex films identified as no. 6 in the Nuer series, which I have identified based upon differences in the handwritten style of enumerating the number 6 on the print reverses, as well as on visual content. [CM 26/10/2007]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Topography , Settlement
Cattle Camp
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 1966.27.1-16 S. SUDAN. NUER TRIBE. Sixteen negative albums containing negatives and prints of photographs taken by donor during field-work. All listed in albums. Added Accession Book Entry - [p. 98 in right hand column, in pencil] Catalogue room.

Manual Catalogues [index taken from album book XIII, ms ink] - 38. cattle camp

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "6 W.Nuer" & print front border ms ink - "NUER XIII/38"

Other Information:
In E. E. Evans-Pritchard's article Economic Life of the Nuer: Cattle (Part 2), Sudan Notes and Records XXI, No.1, 1938, p.45, he notes that 'In 1936 the first youths to take their cattle into camp from the village of Nyueny moved on November 13th, at the beginning of the Nuer month of Kur. This is much earlier than for most villages and was due to the lack of clean water at Nyueny and over-grazing of the pastures in the vicinity. [Chris Morton 25/8/2004]
Christopher Morton [25/8/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
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