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Title:The Kedong Massacre and the Dick Affair: A Problem in the Early Colonial Historiography of East Africa
Authors:Maxon, Robert M.ISNI
Javersak, David
Year:1981
Periodical:History in Africa
Volume:8
Pages:261-269
Language:English
Geographic term:East Africa
Subjects:Maasai
anticolonialism
historical sources
colonialism
History and Exploration
Bibliography/Research
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3171520
Abstract:On the morning of 25 November 1895 Maasai fighting men slaughtered hundreds of Kikuyu and Swahili caravan porters and askari in the Kedong Valley of Kenya (then in the Uganda Protectorate). The next day Andrew Dick, a British trader formerly with the Imperial British East African Company, learned of the massacre and resolved to avenge it. In a fierce counter-attack, Dick killed at least one hundred Maasai before being put to death himself. The present paper is concerned with the varying accounts of these incidents that are available to the historian today, and the problems of the sources of the early colonial history of East Africa. Charts, notes.
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