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At first look it seems as though the Maasai have been resistant to change and consistent in retaining their cultural traditions, when in reality, the inevitable truth is that the Maasai people are becoming extinct. As successful pastoralists, the Maasai have been characterized by their nomadic movement in search of grazing lands for their cattle. Cattle are the preferred form of currency and every aspect of the Maasai life is focused around them from marriages to migration. (Hayes, 2003. )The Maasai have occupied over 200,000 square kilometers of northern Tanzania for centuries, living a simple life and depending on the land for what they need.