Who were the the tutis and the hutu?
Tutsis were Africans that were tall light and had broad noses.Hutus were Africans that were shorter thicker darker and had skinny noses.
To figure out if you are a Hutu or a Tutsi, you have to look at your identification card. In Rwanda and neighboring Burundi, identification cards list tribal affiliations. This includes Hutu, Tutsi, Twa, Masai, Zulu, and other tribes. You can also speak to your parents or grandparents to understand your Hutu or Tutsi roots.
What was everyday life like for the rwandan hutu and tutsi tribes before during and after the rwanda civil war?
The Hutu and Tutsi were on ethnic group, and Hutu nor Tutsi did not exist, but one tribe of peaceful people. Belgium went to Rwanda and split them for different ethnic groups, determining who was Hutu or Tutsi by how many cows they had. Ten cows or more, they were Tutsi. Less than ten cows, was Hutu. This created conflict.
The Hutu and the Tutsi, who were in fact the same race, were separated based on their appearances by their foreign, Belgian rulers prior to the genocide. The Hutu were the majority; they where more bulky in build and had darker skin. The Tutsi were taller, with lighter skin, and they made more money. For this reason hate for the Tutsi was common among the Hutu. Prejudiced radio stations were geared toward spreading hate for…
The Belgians separated the Hutu and Tutsi because they needed someone to be in charge and they chose the lighter skinned, tall, thin-nosed people whom they called Tutsi to do it. Ever since then the Hutu (not all of them of course) have resented the Tutsi. When the Belgians left the country the majority which were Hutu took over the government and exiled the Tutsi. The Tutsi then started a rebel group. The Hutu and…
Different beliefs, different areas of origin. The definitions of "Hutu" and "Tutsi" peoples may have changed through time and location. The Hutu are the largest of the three ethnic groups in Burundi and Rwanda. Tutsi resisted conversion to Christianity by catholic missionaries, the missionaries found success only among the Hutu.
The Hutu and Tutsi people got along prior to colonization, but conflict arose between them when Europeans colonized Rwanda. The Europeans thought that the Tutsi appeared more European and gave the Tutsi more privilege and power, while stripping the Hutu of their power. The Hutu began to see the Tutsi as oppressors and their resentment of the Tutsi's special treatment led them to want to destroy the Tutsi race.
The reason why is because the tutsi were not the kind of people the hutu's were. The hutu called them names such as cockroach's , dirt, and other racism words. The Hutu were the higher class and the Tutsis were the lower and more poor. So the Hutu thought the world would be better if there were no poor people or "dirtiness" so they killed them. I hope this worked. Also, you should watch the…