The Birmingham Post reported that the Bechuana
chiefs, Khama, Sebele and Bathoen, unused to multi-storey living, were hesitant in using stairs:
When a king from Bechuana
visited England in 1890s, he won friends and respect everywhere he went, and his tale cast new light on the interactions between Britain and her empire, as Neil Parsons explains.
It bordered on the south what is now known as the City of Massammedes, and its population mushroomed, taking in Hottentots, Damara, Bechuana
, Bastudo, and Zulu peoples.
This is a greater dilemma to be caught in than is presented by the cranium of the young Bechuana
ox, apparently another of the transcendentia, in the collection of Thomas Steel, Upper Brook Street, London, whose "entire length of horn, from tip to tip, along the curve, is 13 ft.
The entourage included the Bechuana
Drum and Bugle Band, army-trained musicians who marched in formation wearing leopard skins, and an epidiascope so that pictures of the war and of the Batswana then participating in it could be widely seen.
1973, Foundation of the Cape (1811) [and] About the Bechuanas
, Batlapins, &c, have made their exit in such large numbers that with all our hatred of and contempt for them as men and laborers we are driven to make the admission that we would rather have their company than their room.