Some notes on the Masai of Kenya colony

by Leakey, L. S. B.

Publisher: Published by the Royal Institute of Great Britain and Ireland in London

Written in English
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Other titlesJournal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
Statementby L.S.B. Leakey ....
The Physical Object
Pagination185-209p. ;
Number of Pages209
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18442073M

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Some notes on the Masai of Kenya colony by Leakey, L. S. B. Download PDF EPUB FB2

These notes were gathered by Mr. Leakey from four Maasai informants living on the Maasai Reserve in the Mau Escarpment of Kenya.

The bulk of data is arranged in terms of the individual life cycle both for the Maasai man and woman, including the customs and activities associated with sex-age by: The Maasai vs the Crown: Exactly Years Ago, the British Moved the Maasai People from Their Rich Pasturelands in Kenya.

Now They Want Their Land Back. and They Are Very Uncompromising about It. Wanjohi Kabukuru Reports from Nairobi By Kabukuru, Wanjohi New African, No. October   Existing accounts of the Masai may be broadly grouped under three heads: (1) The popular impressionist accounts of the tribe by travellers in East Africa; the numerous travel works on this part of Africa nearly all contain some mention of the tribe, but in the main, these descriptions are calculated for their dramatic effect, and thus become largely inaccurate and valueless for the serious Cited by: be to some extent true from the standpoint of ephemeral popular I N.

Leys, Kenya (I). 2 W. Ross, Kenya from Within (I). 3 A. Hollis, The Masai: Their Language and Folklore (I). 4 M. Merker, Die Masai ().

5 L. Leakey, ' Some Notes on the Masai of Kenya Colony', Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, I   Extract During the colonial period, the Maasai were conspicuous for their unwillingness to become involved in, or to co-operate with, colonial rule in Kenya.

Between andhowever, the Maasai and the British had entered an informal alliance to further their mutual by: Kenya (kĕn´yə, kēn´–), officially Republic of Kenya, republic ( est. pop. 47,),sq mi (, sq km), E is bordered by Somalia on the east, the Indian Ocean on the southeast, Tanzania on the south, Lake Victoria (Victoria Nyanza) on the southwest, Uganda on the west, South Sudan on the northwest, and Ethiopia on the north.

According to the tribe's own oral history, the Maasai originated north of Lake Turkana (north-west Kenya) in the lower Nile Valley.

They began migrating south in the 15th century and arrived in the long trunk of land stretching across central Tanzania and Northern Kenya during the 17th and 18 century. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip.

Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Full text of "The Origin of the Maasai and Kindred African tribes and of bornean tribes". realize they were in Kenya. More seriously the boundaries were responsible for dividing single communities such as the Maasai and Kuria between Kenya and Tanganyika (later, Tanzania), the Somali among Kenya, Somali and Ethiopia, the Luo, also among Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, and the Teso and the Samia between Kenya and Uganda.

The Maasai (/ ˈmɑːsaɪ, mɑːˈsaɪ /) are a Nilotic ethnic group inhabiting northern, central and southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known local populations internationally due to their residence near the many game Some notes on the Masai of Kenya colony book of the African Great Lakes.

The Masai are a tribe of people who live along the border of Kenya and Tanzania. They have a different kind of lifestyle to most people because they don’t live in the same place for very long. They move their homes to follow their cattle. The Masai’s cattle are vital to them.

They [ ]. Kenya - Kenya - Kenya colony: In the East Africa Protectorate was turned into a colony and renamed Kenya, for its highest mountain. The colonial government began to concern itself with the plight of African peoples; in the colonial secretary issued a White Paper in which he indicated that African interests in the colony had to be paramount, although his declaration did not.

The book is set to the backdrop of the Mau Mau rebellion, in a small village, four days before Kenya’s independence from Britain.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o employs flashback to transport the reader to the Emergency Period (), during which colonialists detained and tortured civilians. Here are some interesting facts and traditions of the Masai tribe: The Masai tribe is traditionally a seminomadic tribe. They live off their cattle almost exclusively.

The Masai have a reputation of being a fierce warring tribe. Masai and Kikuyu: to the 19th century: In the time before the arrival of outsiders and the beginning of recorded history, the Masai are the dominant tribe in the region now known as Kenya.

They arrive as nomadic pastoralists from the north, probably in the midth century. Kenya became a military base for the British in the First World War (–18), as efforts to subdue the German colony to the south were frustrated.

At the outbreak of war in Augustthe governors of British East Africa (as the Protectorate was generally known) and German East Africa agreed a truce in an attempt to keep the young colonies.

Kenya became a military base for the British in the First World War (–), as efforts to subdue the German colony to the south were frustrated. At the outbreak of war in Augustthe governors of British East Africa (as the Protectorate was generally known) and German East Africa agreed a truce in an attempt to keep the young.

“Out of Africa” is a book mostly unified by one theme: the inferiority of the African being. Out of Africa, Karen Blixen's Kenya memoir is 80 years old and 80 years out of date — Quartz.

Out of Africa partakes of history, autobiography, and pastoral romance. It is a highly personal account of a period in the author’s life (roughly to ).

Unlike authors of many memoirs or. Show pictures if possible. Some of the topics that you'll especially want to talk about before reading the book is how the Masai dress, what they do during the day, and where they live.

The Masai live on both sides of the border of Kenya and Tanzania. Get this from a library. Moving the Maasai: a colonial misadventure. [Lotte Hughes; Palgrave Connect (Online service)] -- One hundred years ago, inthe British robbed the Maasai of what became Kenya of the best part of their land by moving them into two reserves to make way for white settlers.

Seven years later. The Masai Mara is north of the Serengeti national park and is southwest of the famous city Nairobi, Kenya. The Masai Mara National Reserve is a popular destination due to its enormous population of wildlife. This Masai Mara is home to million wildebeest, thousands of zebras, elands, and Giselle’s.

Masai and I is a fictional children’s book written by a former teacher named Virginia Kroll whose fifth-grade class inspired her to write the book. The main character is a young girl named Linda who learns about East Africa in class and begins to question what life would be like if she lived in East Africa, among a people called the Masai/5(19).

8 Days Best Of Kenya wilife Safari,Kenya wildlife budget safari to amboseli, swetwaters, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara game reserve for Big 5,hot air ballon. Kenya - Kenya - World War II to independence: The outbreak of World War II forced the colony to focus on its borders; with the entry of Italy into the war, Kenya’s northern border with Ethiopia and Somaliland was briefly threatened.

The colonial government then turned its attention to African political representation, and in Kenya became the first East African territory to include an. Meru District Record Book, – Meru Political Record Book, – Embu [District] Political Record Book, – Rhodes House.

Oxford, England. The collections at Rhodes House hold the private papers of those working in British Africa during the colonial period. Low part of our trip to Kenya was the "Masai Village" not sure if it was a con or not.

Met by the chiefs son who spoke perfect english and spanish, learned in were charged shillings each, which enabled us to take photographs, watch them "dancing" and see round the village, the money was to go towards the building of a school.

The Masai Reserve lies on the Tanganyika border and comprises sacres, of which about, though of pasturage, are infested by tsetse-flies and therefore useless. Extending " from about 34° 37' to 38° 15' E. Long. ; and from about 0° 34' to 3° 10' S. Lat.", the Reserve, described in some detail in the first part of this paper, includes a wide variety of country.

Out of this protectorate in came the colony of Kenya. East Africa Protectorate (also known as British East Africa) was an area of East Africa occupying roughly the same terrain as present-day Kenya (approximatelymi² /km²) from the Indian Ocean inland to Uganda and the Great Rift Valley. The common images of Kenya (and other African countries) as riven by "tribal" animosities are by no means the only explanation of events.

The roots of today's "tribes" are to be found in Kenya's colonial history. In Kenya, a British colony from about tothe colonizers were concerned about dividing and conquering.

Kenya It was a British colony untilthe year in which it became an independent republic. Its first president, and the one considered to be the founding father of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, who attracted foreign industry and was primarily responsible for the modernization of Nairobi.Maasai music is incredible, especially so given that - with the exception of kudu horns which are blown on special occasions such as the Eunoto ceremony - there are no instruments at all.

Everything comes from the voice. Although some tracks may sound a little monotonous to some ears, this is because you - as a listener - are not participating.

Also, during the s, the British introduced the Red Sindhi breed of cow in Tanganyika, their colony to the south of Kenya (today’s Tanzania). The effort failed though. According to the International Livestock Research Institute, the present Sahiwal cattle in Kenya are descendants of some 60 bulls and 12 cows imported between and