The Tree of Healing
Tree of HealingSan (African people)--Botswana and South Africa--Kgalagadi Transfrontier ParkKhomani (African people)--Botswana and South Africa--Kgalagadi Transfrontier ParkSan (African people)--Social life and customsKhomani (African people)--Social life and customsTrees--Botswana and South Africa--Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park--Religious aspectsIndigenous peoples--Land tenure--Africa, Southern
The Tree of Healing marks the gravesite of a powerful San healer and diviner, |Qano#î. He was famous for his ability to summon rain from the South West by dancing and singing ancient songs. Each family usually has at least one healer and they pass their knowledge on from one generation from the next. Data collected from elders during the cultural mapping process reveals that when the San community lost their land the younger generations could not learn to be healers and much of this knowledge was lost. Today, the use of healing plants and the healing dance is only practiced by a few members of the San community but this is a part of their surviving heritage. Images from this trip document the first excursions into the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and were a central part of the work on oral history and mapping in the first years of research.
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Chennells, Roger (contributor)Crawhall, N. T. (Nigel T.) (contributor)Brody, Hugh (contributor)Kemp, Bill (contributor)Blasevic, Valter (contributor)Chamberlin, J. Edward, 1943- (contributor)Comic Relief (Organization) (contributor)University of the Fraser Valley (contributor)Open Channels (contributor)South African San Institute (contributor)
ǂKhomani San Hugh Brody Archive: Photographs
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Botswana and South Africa)1997-1999
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