The Herero have lived primarily in Namibia since the 1700’s, but there are also Herero currently in Angola and Botswana. The tribe is predominantly Christian. In a departure from traditional dress, the Herero women wear dresses patterned on the long Victorian-type dresses first introduced to Africa by the wives of early missionaries. They are also known for their distinctive headdresses. These elaborate headdresses are shaped like cattle horns, reflecting the long association of the tribe with herding and livestock. Goatskin is used to create slings for mothers to carry their babies, and also for some traditional ceremonial clothing. The Herero raise livestock, and in some cases have small farms. Dogs are used for herding and as hunting guides, and horses are sometimes used for tracking the herds. The Herero do not believe in private ownership with respect to land. It is shared with all tribal members. It is considered a gift from God that should be shared equally. The lineage of the Herero, unlike most other tribes, is traced through both the father’s side and the mother’s side of the family. Their tribal leaders come from eight distinct royal families from whom the chiefs are selected.