National Geographic : 1954 Oct
490 © Vera Watkins Rapierlike Pigtails Flying, Lanky Warriors Work Up Fervor for a Lion Hunt Taller than many African tribesmen, Masai develop powerful physiques on a diet mainly of meat and milk. These spearmen of Kenya dance the numba. They take turns jumping, each trying to outdo the other, and land stiff-legged, coughing like the king of beasts. Those not dancing chant the cadences.