The Basutos; The Mountaineers & Their Country; Being a Narrative of Events Relating to the Tribe from Its Formation Early in the Nineteenth Century to

The Basutos; The Mountaineers & Their Country; Being a Narrative of Events Relating to the Tribe from Its Formation Early in the Nineteenth Century to

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...of the newly appointed Resident, Mr. Green, who was endeavouring hard to cope with the lawlessness everywhere prevailing. He had under him only one or two magistrates and, as willing though unoflicial helpers, the missionaries of every persuasion who realized with The Batlokoa again 1 67 dismay the chaotic drift of affairs. But, little attention was paid to his advice and remonstrances. Meanwhile, Moshesh made vigorous efforts to unite under himself all the tribes in a common bond to resist Boer aggression which he anticipated and secretly feared as the settlers, increasing in numbers, consolidated their strength under the new Commando Law enacted by Sir George Cathcart. To the course pursued by the Chief the Governor saw no objection; he had rather welcomed it on the ground that a balance of power should be established so as to obviate the necessity of interference for the protection of the coloured races. Some of the tribes readily joined issue with the Basuto. But it was not so with Sikonyela and Taaibosch who were tempted to follow marauding tactics in the hope that, if worsted, they might be able, in the future as in the past, to fly to British officers with words of loyalty on their lips and successfully gain assistance. With these ideas in their minds, embittered also that the battle of Berea instead of humbling Moshesh had left him more dominant than ever, these two chiefs combined and, together with a lot of vagabonds, white and black, always to be found hovering like vultures in vicinities where plunder is to be gained, attacked, first a clan of Bataung under one Tulu whom they robbed of all he possessed and, having killed eight men, drove the remainder into the Lesuto; secondly, the clan of Witsi living on the northern border...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793056
  • 9781236793058