Collaboration, Modernity and Colonial Rule: Sidiyya Baba and Mauritania

By David Robinson

Ruling House of Trarza

Ruling House of Trarza
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These two French travelers took this photo of the emir and one other member of the ruling lineage of the Trarza confederation, which dominated southwestern Mauritania. They were from the hassan branch of bidan society. This photo contains the caption, "Cliché Sabatier. 29. - Ahmed Saloum ould Ibrahim Saloum prétandant à l'émirat du Trarza et son ministre Khayroum."

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Ruling House of Trarza
Ruling House of Trarza
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Description: These two French travelers took this photo of the emir and one other member of the ruling lineage of the Trarza confederation, which dominated southwestern Mauritania. They were from the hassan branch of bidan society. This photo contains the caption, "Cliché Sabatier. 29. - Ahmed Saloum ould Ibrahim Saloum prétandant à l'émirat du Trarza et son ministre Khayroum."
Date Range: 1900-1909
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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Source: Gruvel, A. and R. Chudeau. A travers la Mauritanie Occidentale (Paris: Larose, 1909), facing p 170.

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