Chief and Soldier with Weapons, Sierra Leone, early 1820s

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Image Reference

Alexander Gordon Laing, Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Soolima countries in Western Africa (London, 1825), facing p. 371. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

Caption, "A Sangara Soldier" (left), "A Sangara Chief" (right), showing clothing styles and weapons; "the bow and spear are their principal warlike instruments" (p. 372). Country of Sangara, on western part of Niger river, in Western Sierra Leone, where the author traveled in the early 1820s.