People of Northern Nigeria and Chad, 1820s


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This record was last updated on 09 Aug 2010

Image Reference
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Source
Dixon Denham, Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824 (London, 1826), part 2, facing p, 54. (Copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
Done from a field sketch by Denham, this engraving shows hair styles, headdresses, facial scarification patterns. Top, "Native of Kasuna in Soudan"; center left, "Negress of Jacoba [Yacoba]"; center right, "Negresse of Nyffee"; lower left, "Umbuum of south Kano"; lower right, "Goobar and Zamfra." All located in present-day Northern Nigeria and Chad.