During the time of drought, the Alagwa have special ceremonies for calling the rain. They congregate under a tree, and special leaves are rubbed together. Later a black sheep is slaughtered and the blood from this sheep is sprinkled around beneath the tree.
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Mar 18, 2006
The Alagwa people have many stories about their origins and customs. This story is told by Alagwa elders about how they became Alagwa and how famine began. Read more...