Sunday, September 2, 2018

Baitani tribesmen [1868]




Baitani tribesmen , 1868. From Watson and Kaye collection.

Shaikh Baitan Bab, son of Qais, had three sons, namely, Ismail, Warsapoon, and Kajeen and a daughter named Bibi Mato. Saraban, the elder brother of Baitan, adopted Ismail. The progeny of Warsapoon and Kajeen collectively comprise the Baitani tribe and that of their sister Bibi Mato, the Mati tribes. Initially Baitanis were settled on the western side of the Suleiman mountains. During the reign of Sikandar Lodi the tribe , en-mass, moved through Gomal pass to their present location, east of the Suleiman mountains.