By E. E. Evans-Pritchard
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J[n_ of 1931 I lower back to make a clean try out, a fortnight to the yankee project at NasserT drx^eason going first for the place I was once generously assisted by means of the yank and Nuer employees. INTRODUCTORY 12 — camps at the Nyanding river an unlucky selection, for the Nuer there have been extra antagonistic than these I had hitherto encountered and the stipulations have been harsher than any I had formerly skilled. The water was once scanty and foul, the farm animals have been death of rinderpest, and the camps swarmed with flies. The Nuer wouldn't hold my shops and gear, and as I had merely donkeys, considered one of them lame, it used to be most unlikely to maneuver. finally I controlled to procure a lorry and extricate myself, yet no longer sooner than experiencing the Nuer in his such a lot paralysing temper. As each attempt was once made to avoid me from getting into the livestock camps and it used to be seldom that I had viewers i used to be virtually completely bring to an end from verbal exchange with after which to livestock the folks. My makes an attempt to prosecute inquiries have been repeatedly obstructed. Nuer and till one has a few weeks they steadfastly stultify all efforts to elicit the easiest proof and to clarify the main blameless practices. i've got bought in Zandeland extra inare specialist at sabotaging an inquiry resided with I them for formation in a number of days than I tent, to smoke my stopover at tobacco, or even to funny story and speak, yet they have been unwilling both to obtain windscreens or to debate severe issues. customs have been blocked by means of a strategy who many me in my bought in Nuerland in as weeks. After it slow the folks have been ready to I can make me small of their questions on commend to natives by way of the interest of ethnologists. the next specimen of Nuer tools is the graduation of a talk at the Nyanding river, on a topic which admits of a few obscurity yet, with willingness to co-operate, are inconvenienced can quickly be elucidated. I : who're you ? a guy. Cuol: / what's your identify ? Cuol do you need to grasp my identify ? /: certain. Cuol you need to understand my identify ? / convinced, you've gotten come to go to me in my tent and : : : : understand who you are. CmoZ: o.k.. i'm Cuol. / My identify is Pritchard. Cuol what's your father's What : : identify ? is your identify ? I may prefer to INTRODUCTORY / : My father's identify is thirteen additionally Pritchard. You Cuol: No, that can not be actual. can't have an analogous identify as your father. I: It Cuol is : identify the of do you need my Hneage. what's the identify of yourHneage? to grasp the identify of my hneage ? 7: convinced. Cuol what is going to you do with it if I let you know ? Will you're taking it in your nation ? /: i do not are looking to do whatever with it. I simply need to know it for the reason that i'm residing at your camp. Cuol: Oh good, we're Lou. /: i didn't ask you the identify of your tribe. i do know that. i'm asking you the identify of your lineage. Cuol Why do you need to grasp the identify of my lineage ? : : /: i do not : I this to grasp it. why do you inquire from me wish Cuol Then for it ? provide defy the main sufferer ethnologist to type of competition.