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A mimic battle warding off evil spirits. Another preliminary to the dance, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/173

Scope and Contents

Showing members of the Latuka Tribe at a death dance, Torit. The caption below the photograph reads: 'The Latuka men made a cut on their right shoulder for every man they have killed and on the left for each woman. Since they have come under British Administration this custom has fallen into disuse. A prision warder at Torit recently had the occasion to shoot several prisoners who were escaping. On the day of the trial he was absent from court, and eventually found in his compound proudly making deep cuts in his shoulder'.


  • Creation: 1935 - 1936


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Related Materials

Part of a series of photographs relating to a death dance at Tori (Y304N/168-181).



Finding aid date

2003-06-30 09:16:38+00:00

Includes index.

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