Masai Background and Images

Masai :

The Masai were a rare tribe whose fierce reputation protected them from the early incursions of Europeans. They were however ravaged by cattle diseases spread by the Europeans and eventually absorbed. They have managed to hang onto much of their culture and values and even today carry on the traditions that made their tribe famous. In a recent National Geographic article on the tribe it was mentioned that now cattle raiding is starting to be treated as a crime.

The Masai of Tanzanica are divided into three classes of warriors, the Young untried warriors, the Moran who are the veterans, and the Lion Hunters, those who have killed a lion in a hunt. They are proud and refuse to allow free passage through their extensive lands to anyone.


Masai Moran Warriors

Masai Youths


Lion Hunters


Massed Masai Thumbnail

A Web Report on the Masai with Pictures

 

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