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Miller (2011). Presidential Address. Looking Back in Order to Look Ahead

THE greater part of the anthropologically little-known area which I propose to discuss with you to-night was not taken over by the Sudan until 1914, and was not, I believe, effectively administered until 1916; before 1914, on the east bank of the Nile it had been Uganda territory, and, except between Nimule and Gondokoro, had received little attention, while on the west a considerable area had been included in the Lado enclave ceded by the Belgians in 1910. The Bari-speaking tribes had thus been under two different national systems of administration, while the Lotuko- speaking tribes, with the Acholi and Madi, had lain completely outside Sudaft territory, and but little concerning them had been published.2 Our journey was planned to determine what were the chief respects in which these tribes differed from the Nilotes to the north, with whom we were already acquainted, but at Khartum it was discovered that the route selected could not be followed on account of sleeping sickness among the Madi of the east bank, and a longer, slower, inland route from Gondokoro via Ali Bey (Bari), Liria (Lokoiya), to Torit, Tarangole, and Logurn (all three Lotuko) had to be adopted. On the return to Torit a detour was made along the southern portion of the Imatong foot- hills to Visit the Lotuko-speaking Lango, the Acholi being studied on a short......

Category: Anthropology and History

Sub-category: National, Peace


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