The Tree where Man was Born
In this classic volume, Matthiessen exquisitely combines both nature and travel writing to bring East Africa to vivid life. He skillfully portrays the daily lives of herdsmen and hunter-gatherers; the drama of the predator kills; the hundreds of exotic animals; the breathtaking landscapes; and the area's turbulent natural, political, and social histories.
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... the Nilotic Tusi ( Watusi ) have adopted the Bantu tongue : the aboriginal
speech of the Pygmies is not known . A ISANZO 50 Mt . Hanang 100 75 Miles
MAASAI BARABAIG PLAINS A ISANZU V BARABAIG Kondoa Nanyuki Meru
From the south also came fierce Barabaig herdsmen , and all of these people
compete with the Tindiga and wild animals for the limited water . At the same time
, the government , embarrassed that a Stone Age group should exist in the new ...
The greatest present threat to the Yaida Valley is the cattle of the Barabaig , a
pastoral people from the region of Mt . Hanang and the Barabaig Plain , fifty miles
to the southeast . On Saba Saba , there were numbers of lean Barabaig in the ...
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