This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.
Original caption reads, "Independence day celebrations, Oct. 1, 1960 at the Abakaliki Town Johnson's Group, a playing field and parade ground, and nearby scenes. Dances by various Abakaliki District cultural groups. I was one of the judges." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part II].
Title source: Dr. Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
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