The First People of the Cape: A Look at Their History and the Impact of Colonialism on the Cape's Indigenous People

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New Africa Books, 2003 - Social Science - 102 pages
This fascinating account of the Cape's indigenous people traces the origins and history of the San hunter-gatherers, whose ancestry in southern Africa dates back at least 120,000 years, and the Khoekhoe herders, who arrived in the south-western Cape about 2000 years ago. This is the first in a new series of full-color heritage books aimed at both local and overseas tourists. The author uncovers the rich history of the indigenous people of the Cape: Stone Age people, the San and the Khoikhoi, as well as the Griqua. This is the first time this history has been presented in a comprehensive, accessible way in a single book: The many specially-commissioned photos vividly bring to life the sites and events discussed; Maps and contact details are given for readers wishing to visit the heritage sites.

The book has been produced in consultation with the South African Heritage Agency.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Matjes River Rock Shelter
20
A change of heart in the northeast
33
FIRST HERDERS OF THE CAPE
41
Autshumato and the Strandlopers
50
Mission stations Places of refuge for the landless
59
Representative government
65
The advent of democracy
73
Information boxes
88
Copyright

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ALAN MOUNTAIN - is a seasoned writer and photographer as well as a communications and development consultant. He was born and educated in South Africa and is the author of several books, including An Unsung Heritage - Perspectives on Slavery (David Philip, 2004) and First People of the Cape (David Philip, 2003). He lives in Cape Town.

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