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.
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
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Web Report on the Masai with Pictures