BUSHMEN OF THE KALAHARI DESERT
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From National Geographic: Africa's Bushmen May Get Rich From Diet-Drug Secret by Leon Marshall.
Namibia's Kalahari Desert Bushmen by Karen Hoffman from Africa Travel Magazine.
Specimens of Bushman Folklore by W.H.I. Bleek and I.C. Lloyd .
Legends of the Northern Tutchone.
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1) I've recently acquired the National Geographic set of all its issues through 1997 on CD-ROM. In wandering through the disks, I found a little legend told by the Bushmen of the Kalahari. This is from the June 1963 issue of National Geographic. I've paraphrased it.
It is said that originally only one little bird had fire, and he was not generous with it. Not only did he never share, but he actually hid his fire sticks away so no one would learn the secret of making fire. The Great God spied on the bird and learned the secret and stole the fire sticks. The Great God was angry at the selfishness of the bird, so he broke the fire sticks into hundreds of pieces and flung them all over the world. Since then, everyone has had fire, and the Bushmen say this is because "there is fire in every tree."
2) Bushmen - full stories
The Sun and the Children
The Girl Who Made Stars
To the Young Moon
The Broken String
Thoughts About Returning Home
The Bushman Drum and Dancing Rattles
How Dancing Rattles are Prepared
Beating the !Goin!Goin Drum for Honey
The Bushman Dance
Death and the Rain
What the Wind Does After Death
Treatment of Thieves
Created 2003; last update 7/17/09
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