Saturday, March 24, 2012

Only the Mountains Do Not Move

Readers, come along on a visit to the Maasai people of Kenya in Jan Reynolds' photo essay, Only the Mountains Do Not Move.
Visit with Noonkuta and her family, which includes her baby daughter, Ramati. After Noonkuta milks her cows and goats, her husband, Ole Kiyaa,
must keep an eye on his livestock while they graze out in the bush.

The beautiful photographs include one of  the family's hut, an enkaji. which is made from trees lashed together, Mud is used to seal the walls.

Teachers, Jan Reynolds provides this resource to use in the classroom.

She also includes proverbs from the Maasai people. Here is a sample:
"Nobody can say he is settled anywhere forever; it is only the mountains which do not move from their places."