Collaboration, Modernity and Colonial Rule: Sidiyya Baba and Mauritania

By David Robinson

Salt Caravan

Salt Caravan
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A recent color photo of a salt caravan transiting Mauritania. These caravans were even more important before the 20th century and French colonial rule. They originated in salt mines which were usually located in the northern part of the Sahara. The caravans supplied the Sahel and other parts of West Africa with the essential ingredient of salt, which was lacking in most of the region. This photo contains the caption, "La marche de la caravane dans les dunes de sable."

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Salt Caravan
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Description: A recent color photo of a salt caravan transiting Mauritania. These caravans were even more important before the 20th century and French colonial rule. They originated in salt mines which were usually located in the northern part of the Sahara. The caravans supplied the Sahel and other parts of West Africa with the essential ingredient of salt, which was lacking in most of the region. This photo contains the caption, "La marche de la caravane dans les dunes de sable."
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Mauritania
Format: Image/jpeg
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: David Robinson; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
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Daniel, Guy. Voyages en Mauritanie (Paris: Karthala, 2006), after p 128, bottom image.


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