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British colonialism in what became Kenya began officially in 1895 and lasted until 1963, but the Maasai themselves were not effectively under British rule until just before the First World War. This letter is one of a series concerning a riot at… [more]

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Richard Waller

Documents from 1880 to 1973 on the Eastern African Maasai provide a case study with a specifically African and a world history context, in which students examine how this age-set society divides the male life-cycle into distinct stages, and how societies socialize the young and manage generational tension. echo [more]