The Springbok … Drink the Rain’s Blood

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The Springbok … Drink the Rain's Blood’: Indigenous Knowledge and Its Use in Environmental History — The Case of the /Xam and an Understanding of Springbok Treks

Author: Chris Roche
Publication: South African Historical Journal, 53 (2005), 1-22
Date: 2005


As Andrew bank has pointed out recently, the major challenge to the study of environmental history in southern Africa is determining historical indigenous uses, knowledge and adaptation of and to the environment. As he describes it, “the silence (in environmental history) s African knowledge.

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