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The Masai, herders of East Africa. by Sonia Bleeker

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Published by Morrow in New York .
Written in English


  • Masai (African people) -- Juvenile literature

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Edition Notes

StatementIllustrated by Kisa N. Sasaki.
GenreJuvenile literature.
LC ClassificationsDT429 .B55
The Physical Object
Pagination 155 p.
Number of Pages155
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5881533M
LC Control Number63012632

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The Maasai in result, became the most dominant cattle herders of East Africa. The Massai first moved from Sudan south to find better grassing for their cattle. In the early 20th century, British land surmise and a cattle epidemic brought them down. The Massai hasn't recovered from this entirely. The Maasai tribe is located in East Africa, more specifically southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. The Maasai people occupy a land area of about , kilometers. The population being about one half million, although much of the Maasai culture sees the government census as interfering, therefore they miscount their numbers. Based on over twenty-five years of research and fieldwork, the Second Edition of Ariaal Pastoralists of Kenya: Studying Pastoralism, Drought, and Development in Africa's Arid Lands, offers a highly readable and often humorous ethnographic description of the Maasai-speaking society of East Africa. This unique text details the story of how one society of livestock herders in northern Kenya has.   The Maasai originally came from what is known today as South Sudan. They migrated along the Nile Valley into Kenya and Tanzania in the 15th Century, conquering other tribes and territories as they went. They also raided cattle, and took over nearly all the land in the Rift Valley, settling here to graze their valuable livestock.

  African pastoralists have been devastated by drought, famine and dislocation, yet herding remains the most viable system of support for the inhabitants of the vast arid and semi-arid zones. Using case studies of the Tswana and the San, the interlacustrine pastoralists, the Masai and Mursi of East Africa, and the multi-ethnic regional systems of Lak. In common with the wildlife with which they co-exist, the Maasai need a lot of land. Unlike many other tribes in Kenya, the Maasai are semi-nomadic and pastoral: they live by herding cattle and goats. The Maasai have not fared well in modern Africa. Until the European settlers arrived, fierce Maasai tribes occupied the most fertile lands. Herders are hurrying cattle, sheep and goats home for the evening. By day, Maasai pastoralists and their livestock rule this stretch of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. But each night, people here still beat an age-old retreat, ceding the land to its other, wilder owners. The Masai, herders of East Africa by Sonia Bleeker 24 copies: Order: The Pygmies; Africans of the Congo Forest by Sonia Bleeker 19 copies: Order: The Tuareg, nomads and warriors of the Sahara by Sonia Bleeker 7 copies: Order: The Zulu of South Africa: cattlemen, farmers, and warriors by Sonia Bleeker 10 copies: Order.