Maasai of east africa

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Maasai of east africa

  1. 1. Maasai ofEast Africa
  2. 2. Who are the Maasai? Tribal group of Eastern Africa Known for being hunters, warriors, and herders  No longer hunt in most of Africa  Are known to be fearless and helpful to animals and all people The Maasai never engaged in slave trade and have never taken conquered tribes for slaves (but they have displaced other tribes and taken their land)
  3. 3. Where do the Maasai live?
  4. 4. What is it like to be a Maasai? Separate male and female cultures Males are leaders and organized into groups  Young males must past a test to become men  No official tribe leader or chief  Have a spiritual leader  Can have several wives Females do most of the farming, childrearing, cooking AND building Males carry small stools to sit on. Women are not allowed to sit anywhere other than the ground.
  5. 5. What do the Maasai look like? Dark skinned African people Usually thin and of medium height Some wear traditional Maasai clothing and some wear more “Western” clothing Some cover faces with “ochre” to make it more red in appearance Often wear a lot of red
  6. 6. What are we going to do? Maasai are known throughout African – and the world- for making beautiful jewelry  Make your own Maasai-inspired jewerly!
  7. 7. The Maasai inspire modern fashion Images from: http://www.ispy- diy.com/2011/11 /my-diy-tribal- necklace.html
  8. 8. Images from:http://www.ispy-diy.com/2011/11/my-diy-tribal-necklace.html
  9. 9. Images from:http://www.ispy-diy.com/2011/11/my-diy-tribal-necklace.html
  10. 10. ` Images from: http://www.ispy- diy.com/2011/11 /my-diy-tribal- necklace.html

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