What was the social background of massai society in pre-colonial times?
Q.)What was the social background of massai society in pre-colonial times?
1.)in pre-colonial times Maasai society was divided into two social categories elders and warriors.
2.)the elders form the ruling group and met in periodic councils to decide on the affairs of the community and settle disputes .
3.)the Warriors consisted of younger people,mainly responsible for the protection of the tribes.
4.)they defended the community and organised cattle raids.
5.)raiding was important in a society where cattle was wealth.
6.)it is through raids that the power of different pastoral groups was asserted.
7.) young man to be recognised as the members of the warriors class when they proved their manliness by raiding the cattle of other pastoral groups and participating in wars.