The Zulu Tribe

Africa, Zulu Tribe Culture

This paper will discuss the Zulu Tribe Africa later nineteenth and early twentieth century.   The significance results of loss of centeredness of culture have meant for a given cultural group.   Explain the selected non Western culture lie prior to the late nineteenth century.   The consequence after the European expansion and the meaning of Sayre calls loss of centeredness.

Effects of the European Expansion on the Zulu Tribe Culture

Africa was a civilization with a rich historical tradition. Prior to colonization powerful kingdoms, chiefdoms and/or clans made up the African nation; each of them had their own set of laws, language and beliefs.

An example of one powerful nation within Africa is the Zulu tribe, decedents from the Nguni; they are one of the most recognized tribes in South Africa and were once known to be very vast and influential. The Zulu nation was born when Shaka, a great warrior, united all the Zulu clans into a single commanding tribe. By structuring the Zulus and creating a revolutionized the military method he produced a very powerful army. Under his reign the Zulu tribe became more powerful and rose to glory.

The Zulus ruled the southern coast and an interior area of what is today KwaZulu Natal. The Zulus resided in umuzi, which means homestead,   it was two concentric rings of fencing; the external sphere was outlined by dome shape huts, constructed out of grass and cow dung, and an inner circle for keeping the cattle.  

They believed in ancestral spirits to whom they offered sacrifices for good health, protection and happiness. If there were bad things that they were not able to understand for example illness and bad luck they used to believe that these things happened because of an angry spirit sent it. The only ways for them to resolve their problem were by communicate with the ancestors, use natural herb and prayed.   They also believed in a supreme being, the one that came first;...