Supplementary materials: sound recordings, production logs, manuscripts, maps, correspondence, photographs
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work) -- archival collection
For supporting HSFA collections see also: 2007.17 (Robert Gesteland's daily log from the 1957-58 expedition); 2008.12 (National Geographic Society/Wolper Productions 1973 film project on John Marshall); and 2008.13 (Nippon TV ca. 1985 video project on John Marshall)
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research supported processing of the John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection, 1950-2000
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee
Photographs by Lorna Marshall and others are held at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University.
The Marshall !Kung Expedition film projects are part of the John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection which was received over several years of accessioning from different parties. In 1983, John Marshall deposited the 1950-1978 film and audio with some prodcution records. In 2005, Documentary Educational Resources (DER) deposited the 1981-2000 film, video, and audio and in 2008, DER deposited paper records, photographs, and master video copy of "A Kalahari Family." Maps used by the Marshall family for the early expeditions were deposited in 2008.
Full film record shot during an expedition to the Nyae-Nyae region of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia was sponsored by the Harvard Peabody Museum and the Smithsonian Institution. Footage documents both the hunting and gathering lifeways of the Ju/'hoansi as well as aspects of their historical association with Herero and Tswama pastoralists. Locations include Gam, /Kai /Kai, and /Gautcha waterholes. Documentation on Ju/'hoan subsistence practices includes: gathering gum, baobob and palm fruit, and mangetti nuts; digging and water roots; picking and berries; collecting salt at a pan; and tracking, shooting, butchering, and cooking large and small game (including giraffe, eland, gemsbok, wildebeest, duiker, badger, warthog, ostrich, tortoise, and python). Other footage documents: technologies (netmaking and the manufacture of string, arrows, and poison), distribution of meat and sociability around (shelters), divining with oracle discs, trance-dancing and curing, nursing babies, making toy cars, "rolling" fire with firesticks, playing musical instruments (one-string violin and //uashie), and activities around waterholes. Also included is footage on the Mutues, a Bantu-speaking people of Angola. The published film titles THE HUNTERS, RITE OF PASSAGE, and !KUNG BUSHMAN HUNTING EQUIPMENT were produced from this project. Footage was primarily shot by John Marshall with additional photography by Laurence Marshall and Lorna Marshall.
Repository Loc.: Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Local number: HSFA 1983.11.3
Physical description: reference 78 film reels (80,000 feet) silent color/b&w 16mm
Physical description: preservation 78 film reels (80,000 feet) silent color/b&w 16mm
Physical description: archival original 78 film reels (80,000 feet) silent color/b&w 16mm
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Place: San association with Herero
Place: San Association with Tswama
Place: South West Africa
Culture: San (African people)
Culture: Herero (African people)
Culture: Mutues (Bantu) Angola