Horse-Mounted Soldier, Sierra Leone, early 1820s

Description

Caption, Yarradee, War-Master of the Soolimas; shows cavalryman with his weapons. The author traveled in Sierra Leone in the early 1820s, and describes at length a mock-battle he witnessed involving Yarradee and a large group of his soldiers.

Source

Alexander Gordon Laing, Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Soolima countries in Western Africa (London, 1825), facing p. 230. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

LCP-26

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Rivers

Citation

"Horse-Mounted Soldier, Sierra Leone, early 1820s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 16, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1637
Caption, Yarradee, War-Master of the Soolimas; shows cavalryman with his weapons.  The author traveled in Sierra Leone in the early 1820s, and describes at length a mock-battle he witnessed involving Yarradee and a large group of his soldiers.
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