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Hamar shaman's steal cattle dream

During my 2001 visit to the Hamar tribe, Haska Galede, the regions most powerful shaman, retold his important dream.

"I was asleep in the bush," explains Galede. "As I was sleeping, white cows were coming towards me in my dream. I grabbed my gun to point it at the man standing among the cows. Then my dead father appeared in the dream. He told me not to kill the man. Take the cows only. When I woke up I hear cows' voices near me. So I took the cows but did not hurt the boys leading the cows."

*It is common practice among many Omo tribes to steal cattle from each other.

Hamar (Hamer) tribe, Omo region, Ethiopia, Africa.