Icon for a Primary Source

Joseph Thomson traveled through Kenya Maasailand from 1883 to 1884 on a journey of exploration from the coast to Mt Kenya and Lake Victoria, under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society. He was the second European to visit the area. Thomson… [more]

Icon for a Case Study

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]