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  • Nuer Lives Analysis

    Evans-Pritchard, and Nuer Journeys, Nuer Lives, by Jon D. Holtzman, the lives of pastoralists in southern Sudan are discussed. In the selection by Evans-Pritchard, we learn about a group who’s social and economic structures rely heavily on cattle. Cattle cannot be tended by a single family alone, so several families may tend and protect their cattle together. The cattle belong to the head of the household, and even among his death, the family is reluctant to break up the herd, at least until all of the sons have married (Evans-Pritchard 17). The herd is considered to be common wealth, to the point where if one of the daughters of a brother is married, part of the cattle from her bride-wealth goes to her uncle’s along with her father. Actually, everyone within her family, from grandparents to distant relatives receive a portion. These tribes have strong family ties and roots, even though they are considered to be somewhat nomadic. Even when they travel, their kinship ties them together. The tribes generally do not kill the cows for meat unless they are eaten during a sacrifice or the animal dies a natural death, since they are highly prized. The cows are used for their milk, which is a main staple of the Nuer diet. This focus on cattle dominates the Nuer lifestyle, and provides them with a way of life to carry into their future. This way of life is very exclusive, and the death of the cattle may lead to the death of a tribe. Holtzman talks about a group of Nuer people who…

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  • The Akobo Desert Summary

    A is for the Akobo Desert because Salva crossed this desert with Uncle. Salva was young boy when he crossed the desert with his group on his way to the Itang refugee camp in Ethiopia. B is for Blood because there was blood when the Janjaweed found Salva’s group. They took Salva’s uncle and killed him. There was also blood when the people were being shot as they swam across the river. C is for Crocodiles because Salva’s group swam through crocodile infested waters. As they swam many people…

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  • Book Analysis: A Long Walk To Water

    dilemmas. In both stories, culture, time, and place affect their future, who characters turn out to be and their survival. Culture is the beliefs of a certain group of people. The way your parents raise you usually affects who you are. In the book A Long Walk To Water, two tribes, the Dinka and the Nuer, are analogous in miscellaneous ways but they are enemies. For example, Salva and Nya both value cattle as a person's wealth…

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  • History Of The Nuer People

    The Nuer people live in South Sudan surrounding the Nile River, in the marsh and savanna areas on both sides of the Nile. This group of people can also be found in the southwestern areas of Ethiopia. The Nuer people speak an Eastern Sudanic language branching off of the Saharan language group and they get by through cattle raising on farms, and supplying milk, fish and meat to nearby peoples. The land the Nuer people live in, stays flooded nearly half of the year while in a drought the rest of…

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  • A Long Walk To Water Analysis

    Over two million people died during the 30 year war in Sudan. In the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park there is a story about a boy named Salva and his journey through life, and the struggles of being in Sudan during the war. Somehow, Salva managed to survive through adapting to new cultures, winning the battles of dangerous situations, and losing loved ones throughout the book. In A Long Walk to Water, Salva had to adapt to a new culture to become an American. When Salva discovered…

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  • A Long Walk To Water Essay

    A Lost Boy is Found Salva was one of 40,000 lost to survive a life in Sudan. Linda Sue Park wrote the book A Long Walk To Water. The book is about a boy named Salva and his journey while growing up away from him and walking from refugee camp to refugee camp in Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Eventually he got selected to go to The United States of America and still loves in New York today. Salva is a survivor because he persevered through new settings and areas, overcame wild obstacles, and…

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  • A Long Walk To Water Quotes

    One detail that supports the claim is on page 22, “We will take him with us.’ This detail supports the claim because if the group were to leave him and reject salva, then he would have starved, or gotten killed all by himself. Since the group accepted him, he was able to live in unity, safe and protected. Another detail that supports the claim is on page 83, “ A woman in the crowd began singing a song of celebration.” This detail supports the claim because Nya’s family was encouraged by the…

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  • Tom Brennan Speech Analysis

    The idea of transcending into or through a new context has applied, and still does, at a profoundly deep level to the entire existence, past and future of humanity. It is an important concept to take into account for the future. Transitioning into a new context can have serious repercussions, whether they be positive or negative. If someone is to move into a new situation, their personal attitude and opinions must change to adapt to the circumstance. A change in these values may subsequently…

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  • The Theories Of Time And Space: The Nuer

    Time and Space: The Nuer believes that time and space is determined by the physical surroundings but all the values that they have as well. They also believe that the time and space is also focused on the structural principals of the society. The Nuer thinks of the time and space as a mark of an event. For space, he explains that the places that the Nuer settles is considered space and creates symbolism. Choosing a location of settlement is important for the Nuer because they want to live in a…

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  • Nauer Lives Nuer Journeys

    Nuer Lives Nuer Journeys is an ethnography about African Nuer who have migrated to Minnesota. The author of the book is the anthropologist Dr. Jon D. Holtzman. The Nuer are an African people, specifically from Sudan (Holtzman 2008: 2). The Nuer base their way of life around growing crops and raising livestock. Additionally, they belong to the Nilo-Saharan cultural/linguistic group and are a sizable ethnic group in southern Sudan. The Nuer became refugees during the second civil war in Sudan, a…

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