Lienhardt's field notes show that he based much of his understanding on conversations with Chief Giir Thiik (and other chiefs).
Much of Lienhardt's own understandings came from men such as Giir Thiik: men whose authority was derived, in large part, from the government's system of administration.
This does not mean that there was no historical reality to Giir's claims, but there were also reasons why such claims were hardening at this time in response to the potential power of the government.
"I have noticed that some sections of the media and commentators have decided to focus mainly on the private life of the president and his family," Thiik Giir
, an in-law of president Kiir, said in an interview with Sudan Tribune on Monday.
Ajing Chol Giir
, a young man from Warrap state could not hesitate to express his feeling about the training, which he had been actively participating in for the last two weeks.
Ajak Akok Kuel and Giir
Riiny - Ministers Without portfolio.
Wol, a member of the state assembly said that the parliament rejected the proposals from the national finance minister they did not see any reasons "justifying" the reduction.
We have a long list (not in particular order of importance) of influential names that include Apuk Paramount Chief Giir
Thiik (who baffled British administrators with his dodged wisdom), Southern politician and statesman Bona Malwal (Sudan's presidential advisor who recently announced his retirement from active party politics from 9 July 2011 to devote his time to research and writing.
"Recently on December 5 in Lueny Aker, Gogrial East County, Warrap State, I was denied an honor to address a social gathering organized by the relatives and friends of late paramount Chief of Apuk section, Giir
Thiik by members of the SPLM," he said.