Young Goat herder with sticks

The children watch the goats and smaller herds and are never with out one or more sticks.

Northern Kenya East Africa- Vanishing Africa Silver Collection1967/68

Mother and Child

Africans regard children as the real wealth of the tribe. Work comes early to african children, and its not at all common to find a Maasai or samburu boy of five or six herding cattle with his father. By the age of nine he is often put in charge of herding the calves , sheep or goats himself.

 

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