how did the british carry out the administration of the maasai

Q- How did the British carry out the administration of the Maasai?

Answer- The British carry out the administration of the Maasai by the following steps:

· These chiefs managed to survive the devastations of wars and drought. They had now both pastoral and non-pastoral income, and could buy animals when their stock was depleted.

· Their wives and children stayed back in the villages to look after the animals.

· They lend money to poor neighbours who needed cash to pay taxes. Many of them began to live in town as traders.

· The chiefs, often collected wealth over time. They had a regular income with which they could buy animals, goods and land.

· They imposed restrictions on raiding and warfare, thereby restricting the authority of elders and warriors.

· The British appointed chiefs of different sub-groups of the Maasai, who were made responsible for the affairs of the tribe.

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