Sans Bushman, Namibia

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We stayed the night in a San’s village. Everything they make comes from nature. This is going to be a bow string made from a plant fiber.

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 In a trance, the medicine man waits for an answer. He needs to know what to use to heal a patient. The ancestors give him the cure. The medicine man rubbed his charcoal burnt hair on us and blew in our ears to scare away evil spirits.     

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Mom made some new friends and we bought some of their jewlrey made of ostrich egg shells.

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 This is Lily whittling her own bow. They also showed us how to dig up tubers and drink water trapped in a tree.  The Sans can live with very little water and made fun of us for buying water in a store.

 

 

 

 

 

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Miles went hunting with the Bushman. He’s using the bow he made.  The Sans aren’t allowed to hunt animals anymore, so we shot at a target. Now they are forced to shop in a store.

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