chapter  Chapter XII
Ogun, Oshowsi, and the Hunter
WithR. E. Dennett
Pages 14

One catches glimpses of the rule by father form of Government in Africa in a fisherman’s or hunter’s camp, often a long distance from any village, they live solitary camp-like lives. The fisherman’s life we have described; the hunter smokes and dries the product of the chase and exchanges this for other necessaries of life in the nearest market. He is more or less governed by his senses and his desires, but he believes thoroughly in his Orisha “Ogun.” He accumulates a certain amount of goods and as he desires to marry he invests his capital in obtaining a wife. They have children and the result is a hunters’ village. Other hunters ask his permission to share his hunting-grounds and on certain conditions he allows them to do so. These hunters in all probability marry the head hunter’s daughters.