The Maasai Tribe,
once known as the greatest herders, ruled the mass areas of
the people of the Maasai Tribe drink BLOOD???
Often times they draw blood from their herds and they use it for ceremonial purposes. Then they drink the blood either freshly from the cattle or boiled, although often they drink the blood mixed with yogurt.
|That the Maasai Tribe on a daily basis eat snacks
like honey or cornmeal, but at dinner time they have their main meal.
They use this time to socialize with family and friends. Men and
boys eat separately, as well as the women and girls. |
the people of the Maasai Tribe
don't use forks.
many villages, the people gather around a large bowl of food set on the
ground and scoop up the food with their fingers or with pieces of
the Maasai use the urine of animals for medical purposes. It is
thought that the urine of animals is holy and that if used in the right
way it can cure sickness. Not only do they use the urine, but
they also use the dung as a plaster for their huts to keep out the rain.
The hooves are used for celebration, while the skin is used as clothing
You might think that the Maasai Tribe eat tons of meat, due to their hunting and gathering
type culture, however they actually only eat meat on special occasions.
|When sitting at meals
the older men get the biggest portions, then younger men, boys, older
women, middle aged women, and lastly younger women.
At these meals the types of food that they might eat include chicken, goat, or beef. They also on occasion eat fish from the rivers and lakes that surround them.
A young lady dressed in tribal clothing and jewels used during ceremonial customs. If you look closely you can see that it is not make-up that is giving her face a red appearance, but animal blood.
|Flat bread like the one you see above, as well as other products made from grain, are very popular food groups among the Maasai Tribe. They use grains and wheat and steam them. They also use various spices along with vegetables, plants and natural oils to make breads. Meat is often either too expensive or too valuable of a commodity to be eaten on a daily basis.|
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