The tribes of East Africa are shaped, in many ways, by their traditions and by their isolation from modern culture. But, in a world where cell phones are so prevalent, that isolation is dissolving and the nature of those tribes is changing. Access to education, a move away from the commitment to cutting, and the chance for children to have different opportunities is the new reality in many of those East African tribes. Still, tradition and ritual define the day-to-day rhythms of the tribe. Men and women live within fixed roles with men spending much of their time on the hunt and women taking care of the business the home. Nomadic, their conception of home is different ours. They don’t construct fences or claim this stretch of land or that piece of property. Intimately connected to the natural world, they move when conditions dictate it. Life in an East African tribe is about balance and adapting to changing landscapes, changing times, and changing seasons.