January 20, 2007 12:10 PM Subscribe
In 1856, a young girl in South Africa went to fetch water from the river. When she returned, she convinced her uncle that she had spoken with spirits and that the spirits had said that, in return for the sacrifice of all their cattle and their crops, the spirits would sweep the European settlers into the sea, that the cattle and grain would be replaced by better cattle and full granaries. Her uncle told the Chief, the chief listened, and a society was reduced to a hungry shadow of its former self. The Xhosa cattle-killing.
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