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    Gretchen Reynoso Mrs. Hess 2A Senior Bible October 6, 2014 Botswana This year, the seniors will be going to visit the Bushmen tribe in the Kalahari Desert, which is located in Botswana, Africa. In order to prepare ourselves, we’re all learning more about the people’s everyday lives, cultures, religion, government, etc. Its important to learn as much about a country as possible before spending two weeks there because not only do you need to know the basics in order to stay out of trouble, you also don’t want to offend the people that you’re there to help. On top of that, we are representing our country, our school, and Christianity, and failure to be sensitive to the cultures of others can paint us in a bad light to the people and can either…

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    He opens his poem talking of “When Lauren van der Post one night in the Kalahari Desert” talked to bushmen. As the poem goes on, it narrates the fateful night of van der Post with the Bushmen of Africa and how he could not hear the stars. The other men around the fire, the Bushmen native to the land laugh at him. Wagoner tells that van der Post is brought away from the fire by the Bushmen but still cannot hear the stars as it is assumed the others can. Although the poem is not solely about van…

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    movie displayed many stereotypes, which is defined by Richard D. Bucher as, “…an unverified and oversimplified generalization about an entire group of people (Bucher, 2000). So in the interest of dispelling some of these stereotypes, we will examine the !Kung peoples thought their early history, language, beliefs, social structure and hierarchy, gender roles, and recent history. The !Kung are a San people that live in the Kalahari Desert in Namibia, Botswana, and in Angola. They are often…

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    Summary Of Kung Bushmen

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    Richard Lee was an anthropologist studying the !Kung Bushmen. The !Kung Bushmen celebrates their version Christmas differently by having activities that include December Congregation at the cattle post for trading, marriage brokering, and several days of trance dance feasting at which the local Tswana headman is host (Lee 1). Instead of the essential Christmas story of “praise the birth of white man’s god-chief” (Lee 1). The !King Bushmen rarely had days supply of food on hand, (Lee 2) so Lee…

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    Socialization is crucial to the growth of society. Socialization is the way that a culture is formed. For the Bushmen people, their way of socialization is crucial for their development. Their way of socializing may differ from my own, but it is not completely different. Socializing creates behaviors and values for every individual within a culture. Socialization for the traditional Bushmen people is the way in which they learn their own culture. Socialization starts in infancy. The Bushmen’s…

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    Summary Of Kung Bushmen

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    Richard Lee was an anthropologist studying the !Kung Bushmen. The !Kung Bushmen celebrates their version Christmas differently by having activities that include December Congregation at the cattle post for trading, marriage brokering, and several days of trance dance feasting at which the local Tswana headman is host (Lee 1). Instead of the essential Christmas story of “praise the birth of white man’s god-chief” (Lee 1). The !King Bushmen rarely had days supply of food on hand, (Lee 1) so Lee…

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    Rare, but Not Impossible Have you ever just sat down and thought about what life would be like without technology or the comforts we have? Some may say it is impossible; however, they are wrong. In the articles “A Day in the Life of a Bushmen,” by J.D. Ratcliff and “The People Time Forgot,” by Paul Raffaele explain two different tribes that are just as primitive as it was many years ago. The South African Bushmen live in the blistering wasteland called The Kalahari Desert in South Africa.…

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    The creation story I decided to compare with the two creation stories if Genesis is the African Bushmen creation myth. In this story, humans originally lived underground with the Lord of All Life; Kaang. While the humans were living in bliss, Kaang was above ground creating the rest of the world. He eventually brought up the humans and instructed them to never build fire before he left the humans and animals to live on their own in harmony. Since the humans had never experienced darkness before,…

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    been debated that the transition to agriculture was caused by the lifestyle of hunters and gatherers being too risky, however the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert proved this to be false. They survived by women gathering fruits and nuts such as the mongongo nut which was never scarce and the men…

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    article by giving a brief history of how Christmas was introduced to the Bushmen, their basic interpretations of the Christmas story, and why the tradition of killing the ox for the community started. Lee then explains why he decided to study this tradition and how the people view him because he brought supplies to the area that were not readily available to the Bushmen. Lee continues by describing his plan for that Christmas was to find the largest ox possible and practice the tradition to…

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