Enslaved Ethnic Groups, East Africa, Upper Nile Region, 1840s

Description

Shows four men and one woman (with baby on her back), representing several types of tribus de negres (Negro tribes) involved in the slave trade, identified (from left to right), as Macoua, Inhamban, Maravi/Moravi, Muyao; the adults are shown with facial scarifications or so-called tribal marks. This illustration accompanies a lengthy eyewitness account by Loarer (no first name given) on slavery on the east coast of Africa (pp. 135-138). The author describes in ethnocentric terms, the characteristics of each of these groups (pp. 135-136).

Source

L'Illustration (Paris), Vol. 14, 1849, p. 137

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

illustration137a

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Nile Valley

Citation

"Enslaved Ethnic Groups, East Africa, Upper Nile Region, 1840s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 20, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2700
Shows four men and one woman (with baby on her back), representing several types of tribus de negres (Negro tribes) involved in the slave trade, identified (from left to right), as Macoua, Inhamban, Maravi/Moravi, Muyao; the adults are shown with facial scarifications or so-called tribal marks. This illustration accompanies a lengthy eyewitness account by Loarer (no first name given) on slavery on the east coast of Africa (pp. 135-138). The author describes in ethnocentric terms, the characteristics of each of these groups (pp. 135-136).
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