Victims of Portuguese Slave Hunters

Description

The image title is misleading and incorrect because the slave traders are not Portuguese. The image shows a line of men and women lashed together by ropes, guarded by a horse-mounted slave trader, who was likely a Mande speaker or Soninke (Sarakole) or Dioula (Jula). The illustration in Buel's volume was, in fact, taken from Joseph Simon Gallièni, Mission d'exploration du Haut-Niger: Voyage au Soudan Francais (Paris, 1885), p. 525. Therein, the caption reads Le Mana-Oulè et caravan d'esclaves, or "The Mana-Oulè and Caravan of Slaves." Mana-Oulè is the rocky geological formation shown in the background located in the Senegambia region.

Source

J. W. Buel, Heroes of the Dark Continent (New York, 1890), p. 66; also, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-32008.

Creator

Gallièni, Joseph Simon

Date Created

1879-1881

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Buel-01

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Senegambia

Citation

"Victims of Portuguese Slave Hunters", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 27, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2522
The image title is misleading and incorrect because the slave traders are not Portuguese. The image shows a line of men and women lashed together by ropes, guarded by a horse-mounted slave trader, who was likely a Mande speaker or Soninke (Sarakole) or Dioula (Jula). The illustration in Buel's volume was, in fact, taken from Joseph Simon Gallièni, Mission d'exploration du Haut-Niger: Voyage au Soudan Francais (Paris, 1885), p. 525. Therein, the caption reads Le Mana-Oulè et caravan d'esclaves, or "The Mana-Oulè and Caravan of Slaves." Mana-Oulè is the rocky geological formation shown in the background located in the Senegambia region.
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