Leakey, L. S. B. (Louis Seymour Bazett), 1903-1972. Some notes on the Masai of Kenya Colony

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Title: Some notes on the Masai of Kenya Colony

Published in: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britian and Ireland -- Vol. 60

Published By: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britian and Ireland -- Vol. 60 London: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britian and Ireland, 1930. 185-209 p.

By line: by L. S. B. Leakey, M.A., F.R.A.I.

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Maasai (FL12)

Subjects: Culture summary (105);

Abstract: These notes were gathered by Mr. Leakey from four Maasai informants living on the Maasai Reserve in the Mau Escarpment of Kenya. The bulk of data is arranged in terms of the individual life cycle both for the Maasai man and woman, including the customs and activities associated with sex-age category. The rest of the material covers diverse aspects of the total Maasai culture, such as their sex offenses and sanctions, murder and compensation, diet and food preparation, and death and burial customs. In short, this is an itemized culture summary of the pastoral Maasai of Kenya as told to Leakey by his Kikuyu-speaking informants.

Document Number: 11

Document ID: fl12-011

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: A. Vinogradov ; 1965

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Kenya

LCSH: Masai (African people)

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