Physique of the Baris -- Dress -- Iron ornaments -- Powers of chiefs -- Fines for different offences -- Modes of making war -- Weapons -- Hunting -- Huts and villages -- Storing food -- Polygamy -- Dogs -- Cattle -- Method of tending cattle -- Milking -- Domestic animals -- Alimentation -- Tobacco -- Bari cookery -- Relations between married people -- Ceremonies connected with child-birth -- Ceremonies connected with marriage -- Position of women -- Funeral ceremonies -- Religious superstitions -- Office of rainmaker -- Their customs and position.
DURING my stay at Kirri and Muggi, I had collected a good many facts about the habits, customs, etc., of the Baris, a tribe whose people interested me greatly. Their country extended from Laboré to Lado.
Emin also gave me a good many facts about their dress, marriage customs, punishments, etc.
The Baris are a tall, lean race, sometimes measuring over six feet in height, their legs are very long, being quite out of proportion to the length of their bodies, which gives them a peculiar knock-kneed appearance. They are of a dark chocolate colour, the women being somewhat lighter than the men. Their hands and feet are large, the latter being extremely flat, as is the case with most negroes. They have high foreheads, which are very narrow, and give the head a queer pointed appearance. Their eyes are bright, the teeth ordinarily good, but