The Chiga of Western Uganda

The Chiga of Western Uganda

The Chiga of Western Uganda

The Chiga of Western Uganda

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The field work on which this monograph is based was done under the auspices of the National Research Council, which granted me a Fellowship for research in Uganda in 1932-3. Their award was supplemented by a grant from the Anthropology Department at Columbia University. I wish to express my gratitude for this financial support to the institutions involved, and also my deep indebtedness to the late Professor Franz Boas, who made it all possible. I am grateful too to all the others who helped me on the way, as teachers, advisers, consultants--Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead particularly, and also Audrey Richards, Diedrich Westermann, B. Malinowski, and Lucy Mair --and to those, British and Chiga alike, who gave me their friendship, help, and confidence during my year in Kigezi. I want especially to thank Professor Daryll Forde and Mrs. Beatrice Wyatt of the International African Institute, who have given most generously of their time and effort in editing and preparing my manuscript for publication. To all of these, and to the continued encouragement and helpful advice and criticism of my husband, I owe whatever there may be of value in this study.

Additional matter--in particular a detailed account of Chiga material culture--not included in the present book, has been filed at the Uganda Museum, Kampala, by the courtesy of the Curator, Dr. Wachsmann, where it is available for study and research purposes.

MAY M. EDEL

New York City, 1956.

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