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Blood Oaths, Boundaries and Brothers

Hughes, Lotte (2002). Blood Oaths, Boundaries and Brothers. In: The Power of Oral History: Memory, healing and development. 12th International Oral History Conference, 24-27 June 2002, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

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This paper discusses a subject raised in oral testimony that barely appears in any written form: an alleged blood brotherhood between representatives of the Maasai community and leading British settlers, in British East Africa in the 1900s. An excerpt from my DPhil dissertation, Moving the Maasai: A Colonial Misadventure (University of Oxford 2002), published as a book of the same title in 2006.

Item Type: Conference Item
Extra Information: Vol 1. ISBN 0620291613
Keywords: Maasai, blood brotherhood, oaths, land losses, treaties, treaty making, Kenya, Lord Delamere, boundaries
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Item ID: 7930
Depositing User: Lotte Hughes
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:00
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