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Story: The treatment of the 'growing' girl


The treatment of the 'growing' girl


Lucy Lloyd |xam notebooks


||kabbo describes the seclusion of the 'growing' (or menstruating) girl in a hut with a tiny door by her mother: she has to lookeep her eyes on the ground when she leaves the hut and cannot go far. When she is 'grown' she is allowed to look about and leave the hut and walk about like other women.


1) See The girl who made the Milky Way, by throwing ashes into the sky, 2) This story is found in Book II-28


||kabbo (Jantje) (II)


January or February 1873


New maidens, Custom and daily life


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Story Pages

2520v & 2521v

Page Images

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Book: BC_151_A2_1_034