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The Masai of Africa

Author: Lisa McQuail
Publisher: Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, 2002.
Series: First peoples.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Taking an in-depth look at six distinct indigenous cultures -- Australian Aboriginals, the Hmong, the Inuit, the Masai, the Mohawks, and the Yanomami -- these comprehensive volumes balance both traditional and modern lifeways of all six cultures. From their history and cultural practices to their religions and the landscapes they call home, discover the intricacies of each culture featured in these beautifully
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa McQuail
ISBN: 0822548550 9780822548553
OCLC Number: 45890326
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Who are the Masai? --
Land of contrasts --
Plants of East Africa --
Animals of East Africa --
Preserving the wildlife --
People from the Nile --
Early inhabitants --
European and African rule --
How are your cattle today? --
Tourism in Masailand --
Masai household --
Masai village --
Life as a Masai child --
Coming of age --
Girls become women --
Masai elders --
Arts, rafts, and clothing --
Mens adornments --
Words and music --
One god, two faces --
Celebrations and ceremonies --
Glossary --
Finding out more --
Index.
Series Title: First peoples.
Responsibility: Lisa McQuail.
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Abstract:

Taking an in-depth look at six distinct indigenous cultures -- Australian Aboriginals, the Hmong, the Inuit, the Masai, the Mohawks, and the Yanomami -- these comprehensive volumes balance both traditional and modern lifeways of all six cultures. From their history and cultural practices to their religions and the landscapes they call home, discover the intricacies of each culture featured in these beautifully designed and compelling editions.

The Masai, living in southern Kenya and Tanzania, are a traditionally nomadic people who raise cattle. Although Kenya is faced with a complex mix of languages and ethnicities, the Masai have retained much of their culture. As you search the past to discover traditional Masai practices, learn how they have adapted and survived Kenya's influx of various ethnic groups.

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A nice addition to any collection.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-08-07) Good Permalink

     A book with a wealth of information about the Masai.  It is a good browser book -- the paragraphs are complete pieces of information and are differentiated by typeface and sidebars.  Each two-page spread covers one topic.  This book can cover a wide band of...
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