This article explores the incorporation of the memories of Sir Vivian Fuchs's voyage to the South Island and the deaths of two of his expedition members in 1934 into the Elmolo's oral traditions. The incorporation of the memory of the voyage brought out a new meaning in the Elmolo oral traditions, transformed their identity, and epitomized their traditional memory. What made the memory of Fuchs's voyage flourish and enter into Elmolo oral tradition is the story of their great tragic heroine Sepenya. The myth of Sepenya has made it possible for Fuchs's voyage and the deaths of two of its expedition members to flourish and to become a part of the Elmolo's oral traditions, as an objectification of the phenomenon of Sepenya.
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Research Article| January 01 2006
The Embodiment of the Voyage of Sir Vivian Fuchs to the South Island in the Elmolo Oral Tradition
Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (1): 195–219.
Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler; The Embodiment of the Voyage of Sir Vivian Fuchs to the South Island in the Elmolo Oral Tradition. Ethnohistory 1 January 2006; 53 (1): 195–219. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-53-1-195
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