The Massai people of Western Kenya are, in many ways, trapped between the old and new worlds. Nomadic cattle herders by tradition, they are now forced to live in one place. Many have adopted maize farming to supplement their food sources and provide an income stream.
In spite of this modernization, many Massai retain their much of their traditional lifestyle. Traditional dress and tribal dancing are common sights in the community, and cattle are still seen as the primary store of wealth.