Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Department of Justice Studies
Mieka Polanco,; Tara Parsons
Upon discussions in classes at James Madison University, I became aware of the Khoi people. I became interested in their way of life, as well as the implications of globalization and industrialization worldwide. After researching the topic, I decided I wanted to not only write my thesis on this topic, but I wanted to travel to South Africa to learn more. I wanted to know how a refreshment station at the Cape for the Dutch East India Company transformed into a fight for land that ultimately led to the extreme disenfranchisement of the Khoi people and their way of life. By looking at the historical context surrounding the Khoi, it is possible to see this transformation over time by looking at this as a case study with supplemental archival research.
Wilkins, Chelsea, "Indigenous Land Rights of the Khoi in South Africa" (2015). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 71.