One of the most celebrated peoples of Africa, the Maasai have roamed the land for centuries, ignoring the national boundaries that sprung up around them. But today, they are finding themselves increasingly restricted and misunderstood by the modern Africa that now encircles them.
The Maasai Oral Histories Project aims to record and archive Maasai oral histories, myths, rituals, stories, laws, and beliefs, which are traditionally passed on by senior elders. In addition, the project will be an intercultural experience for students in the United States via this site and a specially-prepared classroom study guide.
This is an unprecedented opportunity for students to participate in an oral history project as it takes place in the field. Register your classroom now to receive our coordinated Study Guide.
Now Available! View the high resolution QuickTime movie of the project: