Collaboration, Modernity and Colonial Rule: Sidiyya Baba and Mauritania

By David Robinson

Salt Blocks

Salt Blocks
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This recent photo from Mauritania, also from Daniel, shows the salt slabs or blocks which the camels carried in their caravans which originated in mines, usually in the northern Sahara, and traveled south to the Sahelian region of West Africa to supply much needed salt. This photo contains the caption, "Chargement de sel d'un chameau."

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Salt Blocks
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Description: This recent photo from Mauritania, also from Daniel, shows the salt slabs or blocks which the camels carried in their caravans which originated in mines, usually in the northern Sahara, and traveled south to the Sahelian region of West Africa to supply much needed salt. This photo contains the caption, "Chargement de sel d'un chameau."
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
Digitizer: MATRIX
Source:

Daniel, Guy. Voyages en Mauritanie (Paris: Karthala, 2006), after p 128, top image.


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