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Photography of Homer L. Shantz

Native dancers

Contributor: 
The University of Arizona Herbarium
Creator: 
Homer Leroy Shantz
Description: 
The head of the dancing column. At Shimbu the Meru danced for movies. The most interesting feature of the dance is the high jump - with feet dragged behind or even a slight kick back. The long spear, the head dress and practical absence of clothing are remarkable. [Shantz travel journal, May 23, 1920]
Format: 
image/jpeg
Language: 
English
Title: 
azu_shantz_19200523_38434_m
Created: 
1920-05-23
City: 
Meru
City Then: 
Meru
Continent: 
Africa
Country: 
Kenya
Country Then: 
Kenya
Is this item in the public domain?: 
No