Presentation on theme: "The Zulu Tribe By Hank, Sam, and Lizzie. Are Zulus Real? The Zulus still exist today. We do not know the exact date they came to Africa. The Zulus have."— Presentation transcript:
Are Zulus Real? The Zulus still exist today. We do not know the exact date they came to Africa. The Zulus have been in Africa since around the 1620s and the sixteenth century.
Home Zulus live in huts that are shaped like beehives. They live in South Africa. The huts are made from young trees and strong grass ropes.
Diet Tinyama eyosiwe is a burnt meat they ate. They also had beef stew called inyama yenkomo. They drank amasi which was a sour milk. They believed it made you stronger. They also drank a type of beer.
Modern Day Zulu Still the Zulus live in Africa but not in small huts they now live in larger huts. They are free to choose almost everything they do. But they still can follow their ancestor’s cultures. The Zulus are not a wealthy tribe.
Religions And Celebrations Some festivals are the Hogbetsotso Festival, the Homowo Festival, the Panafest festival, and the Aboakyir festival. Many of them include music dancing and food. The Zulu respect and fear the dead. Their spirits are said to wander after death. Zulus also believe in sacrifices of animals. The Zulus also believe in a God-type figure called Unkulunkulu. He ‘sprung from the bushes and created all animals, water, mountains, people, the sun and the moon.
Customs One of their customs were making beads. Another one of their customs were making wood sculptures. They also made pictures.
South African Policy of Apartheid The South African policy of apartheid made cruel rules that were unfair to the Zulu tribe and other people. These rules made it hard for them to do these things… 1. Vote, they sorted the Africans by color, only whites could vote. 2. They made it illegal for whites to marry Africans of another color. 3. They divided the land up so each color of Africans had a different place to live but the whites had a much higher amount then the others. 4.Blacks had to carry a pass that had a certain time on it in white people areas.
IFP In the 1990s the apartheid was finally over and the Zulu tribe made a new group called the IFP. That stands for the Inkatha Freedom Party. The IFP thought that the African Congress didn’t represent there tribe interests, and both of them had many fights about it. In 1999, peace finally came because the IFP got more African supporters and they got what they had wanted.
Bibliography http://library.thinkquest.org/27209/History.ht m http://library.thinkquest.org/27209/History.ht m http://www.africaguide.com/culture/tribes/zu lu.htm http://www.africaguide.com/culture/tribes/zu lu.htm www.clker.com/embed-18147-1018147- large.html ( This is were we found the flags.) www.clker.com/embed-18147-1018147- large.html