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Title:Two Views on the Masai
Author:Gower, Rebecca H.
Periodical:Tanganyika Notes and Records
Geographic term:Tanzania
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:Glance at the impressions of some of the earliest travellers in Masailand. Of these, Joseph Thomson (Through Masailand, London, 1885) and Dr. Karl Peters (New Light on Dark Africa, 1891) have provided the most interesting accounts. The views of these two writers are completely divergent. Thomson a geographer rather than an anthropologist, was more interested in the Masai as human beings. To Peters, a soldier first and last, the Masai were merely an element who might prove obstructive to his progress through their country. The author of the present article deals with Thomson under the heading 'The mailed first'.