R’Leo Knul

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R’Leo Knul
Profession village chief mahout
Personal details
Ethnic group Mnong
Born 1871 in Vietnam
Dead 1941 in Vietnam
Country Vietnam

Work locations
Title chief mahout 1938-1941
Location at Buon Don village in Vietnam

Biography details

R’Leo Knul , Mnong village chief mahout in Vietnam

Born 1871 in Vietnam dead 1941 in Vietnam .

The tomb of R’Leo Knul lies next to his uncle’s tomb. Born in 1871, he succeeded Khunjunob as tribal chief, and developed the tradition of elephant Hunting and taming in the Village. R’Leo Knul tamed a white elephant for the late emperor Bao Dai. R’Leo Knul died in 1941 at the age of 70.

R’Leo  Knul
The grave of Y Thu Knul in the middle. A year after his death, in 1939, his nephew R'Leo Knul held the ceremony of grave abandoning and had a tomb built for him in the M'Nong-Laos architectural style. The tomb of R'Leo Knul himself lies next to his uncle's tomb. Photo: © Dan Koehl, 2012.


Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). chief mahout R’Leo Knul in Vietnam. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=578. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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