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1 The Roamer of the Plain Mrs. Kercher Background Information

2 The Baronga Tribe  A group from southeastern Africa in the country of Mozambique  Bantu-speaking language  The group is a part of the Thonga nation  Live in small villages  The villages have a hereditary leader who is aided by a council of family heads

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6 Totemism  The belief focused around a mystical relationship between a group of people and a specific plant or animal.  This practice developed when people first began to cultivate the soil.  It reflects their dependence on the natural world.  Early farmers believed that animals have human emotions and that they are equal or superior to humans in intelligence and strength. Therefore, this belief fostered respect.

7 The Tale  Told by Henry Junod and first published in  Unlike a myth, which conveys supernatural power, this tale conveys the psychological power that the fear of supernatural phenomena can have over the human mind.


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