By Helmut Nickel
Describes the guns and instruments present in Africa from prehistoric via sleek instances and discusses how they express human growth.
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They are some- Bushmen. Though they are herders, they are good hunters, too. Their weapons are the bow and arrow, similar to those of the Bushmen, but as a special weapon, they use the knobkerrie, a short throwing club with a thick head. belt and hurl them knobkerrie is A warrior will carry several of them in his in rapid succession with in bringing down an deadly accuracy. Efficient as the antelope or gnu, it is powerless, of course, against a rhinoceros or an elephant. These large animals are caught with traps or pitfalls.
The Gallas. ) Throughout the centuries they have fought long wars with their heathen and Moslem neighbors. Sometimes they were helped by Europeans; in the sixteenth king of Portugal answered a and seventeenth Europeans 36 from the Negus, the Amhar But sometimes these people had to fight call for assistance king, as a fellow Christian monarch. centuries, for example, the as well, notably the Italians in 1896 and then again in 1935. EAST AFRICAN SHIELDS; HIDE WITH Through their many WOODEN FRAMES contacts with Europeans the Ethiopians were well ac- quainted with firearms, but they never fully abandoned their traditional weapons: spear, shield, and sword.
EAST AFRICAN SHIELDS; HIDE WITH Through their many WOODEN FRAMES contacts with Europeans the Ethiopians were well ac- quainted with firearms, but they never fully abandoned their traditional weapons: spear, shield, and sword. hide, and was strongly domed The in shield they used its was circular, of buffalo center in order to afford a surface to deflect sword cuts and missiles. Its face more glancing was often covered with hantly colored velvet and spangled with silver or brass mountings. with a thick hilt of bril- The sword, rhinoceros or buffalo horn, had a pecuUarly curved sickle blade designed to hit over or around an enemy's shield.