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Maassai People, Kraal near Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Maassai People, Kraal near Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

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Uploaded 04 Jan 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012
From collection: General collection
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Maasai live in Kraals arranged in a circular fashion. The fence around the kraal is made of acacia thorns, which prevent lions from attacking the cattle. It is a man's responsibility to fence the kraal. While women construct the houses. Traditionally, kraals are shared by an extended family. However, due to the new land management system in the Maasai region, it is not uncommon to see a kraal occupied by a single family.
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