The Kalahari Bushmen of Africa

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The Kalahari bushmen of Africa once ranged over the entire continent of Africa, but were displaced by Bantus. Once the Europeans moved in, many of the bushmen were then exterminated. However, a few families still uphold the traditions today.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The Bushmen, once ranging across the entirety of Africa, were displaced by Bantus pushing south. 00:07

  2. The poison used on the tips of arrows for hunting is a paste made from larvae and a poisonous plant. 01:00

  3. Bushmen perform rituals for the spirits to show the hunters where to find game. 01:34

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