By CJ Peers, Raffaele Ruggeri
Much less renowned than the Zulu of South Africa, the soldiers of East Africa had simply as fearsome a name. This interesting research, illustrated with infrequent early drawings and meticulous color plates, covers six of such a lot well known tribes. The prowess of the lion-hunting Masai deterred all overseas penetration for many of the nineteenth century; the Ngoni, pushed north via the Zulu, revolutionized struggle within the sector; the HeHe submit fierce resistance to German colonisers; the Ruga-Ruga produced bold warlords and embellished themselves with bloody trophies; the Nandi confirmed reckless bravery even opposed to computer weapons; and the Turkana ruled the most pitiless wildernesses in all of Africa.
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