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Title:The Kenya Maasai and the Protest Phenomenon, 1900-1960
Author:King, Kenneth J.
Year:1971
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Volume:12
Issue:1
Pages:117-137
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:political action
Maasai
nationalism
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
colonialism
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/180570
Abstract:Examines the assumption that in the period 1900 to 1960 the Maasai were quite isolated, from the growth of modern African politics in Kenya. Focussing on the small but not insignificant educated group who, despite the restrictions of the Maasai Reserve, participated in the growth of Kenya's modern African politics, come of the dimensions of political activity amongst the Kenya Maasai in the first half of the 20th century are shown. Certain crucial events in East Africa - the circumcision crisis, independency in church and school, and the search for higher education - are shown to have important Maasai counterparts. At the same time, some of the stubbornest administrative and missionary problems in the development of Maasailand are examined within a historical perspective, and with the aid of Maasai oral materials where possible. Notes, summary.
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