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

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Some notes on the Masai of Kenya Colony

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britian and Ireland -- Vol. 60

Published By: Original publisher 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: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by L. S. B. Leakey, M.A., F.R.A.I.

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Maasai (FL12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fl12-011

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1926-1929

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Anthropologist, Archaeologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Amal Vinogradov ; 1965

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1929

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kenya

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Masai (African people)


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