The Basseri. Kimberly Mahr Period 2. Where it all started…. “The Basseri have always been. We have always been on this land; we were created from its dust.”. The Basseri People. Their population is 16,000 people They are nomadic, pastoral people.
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Territory is diverse from mountains to desert
Mountains get more water causing them to have more vegetation
The south has usable pasture land for the animalsLocation
As you herd grows so does your wealth, but as this happens their capital value is less; this is because people can’t watch the herds as well so there is theft and carelessness
Also leasing land lead to wealth security along with social statusWealth
Boy: haul water and wood
Men and Women are also milkers—milk animalsRoles of the Family
They constantly migrate to keep their animals healthy by giving them land to graze in
The average daily trek is about 3 hours
Families with smaller tents and fewer things leave first. The larger tent families leave an hour and a half later. This helps split up the group and they also move at different paces.Lifestyles