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Industrialized Societies Our modern world consists mainly of industrialized societies We live in one place most of our lives have specialized occupations rely heavily on modern technology and are ruled by a bureaucratic central government However there are still people around the world that follow a less complex way of life In a world dominated by industrial nations it can be extremely difficult for these nonindustrial cultures to survive In Nomads on Notice anthropologist Daniel Stiles documents the changing lifestyle of the Gabbra pastoralists just one of the numerous nomadic societies at odds with the industrial world The unforgiving environment of Northern Kenya is divided among several tribes all of whom defend their territory fiercely This region is home to the 35000 Gabbra pastoralists who claim the dry salty mud flats of the Chalbi Desert and the eastern shore of Lake Turkana The Gabbra must move often up to ten times a year due to the scarcity and temporary nature of water sources and vegetation Camps will often split and travel in smaller groups to accommodate the carrying capacity of the land The Gabbra have few possessions and can pack a settlement and be on their way within a matter of hours Gabbra societies are lead by married men whose levels of authority are based on age The main livestock of Gabbra society are camels goats cattle and sheep The animals giving milk are usually kept at the main camp or ola and the animals not given milk are sent off to distant camps called fora This is done to prevent overgrazing The fora serve as the border of tribal territories and are run by young warriors in order to prevent raids by other tribes The areas between the tribal territories are sparsely populated Stiles and paleontologist Richard Leaky witnessed a horrifying attack on the Gabbra in
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