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Africa | "Chagga warrior with spear, sword, buckler and club".  Tanzania.  ca. 1909 - 1914 | ©Leipzig Mission; photographer likely to have been Ernst Hohlfeld Out Of Africa, East Africa, African Tribes, African Art, Foto Fun, History Articles, University Of Southern California, Black African American, African People
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Africa | "Chagga warrior with spear, sword, buckler and club". Tanzania. ca. 1909 - 1914 | ©Leipzig Mission; photographer likely to have been Ernst Hohlfeld
Monika Ettlin
Monika Ettlin
Garcia II Nkanga a Lukeni a Nzenze a Ntumba, also known as Garcia Afonso for short, ruled the Kingdom of Kongo from 1641 to 1661; he is sometimes considered Kongo's greatest king for his religious piety and his near expulsion of the Portuguese from Angola. Black History Education, Black History Facts, Art History, Albert Eckhout, Kingdom Of Kongo, Black Royalty, African Royalty, By Any Means Necessary, Mexica
Garcia II Nkanga a Lukeni a Nzenze a Ntumba, also known as Garcia Afonso for short, ruled the Kingdom of Kongo from 1641 to 1661; he is sometimes considered Kongo's greatest king for his religious piety and his near expulsion of the Portuguese from Angola.
Africa | Minganji masquerader from the Pende people. Near Gungu, Democratic Republic of Congo. 1970 | ©Eliot Elisofon Costume Ethnique, Statues, Folk, Tribal Costume, Africa People, Afrique Art, Art Premier, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
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Africa | Minganji masquerader from the Pende people. Near Gungu, Democratic Republic of Congo. 1970 | ©Eliot Elisofon
Monika Ettlin
Monika Ettlin
From the book 'Fetishism in West Africa: Forty Years' Observations of Native Customs and Superstitions'. African Masks, Art Brut, African Culture, People Of The World, West Africa, Monster, Tribal Art
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From the book 'Fetishism in West Africa: Forty Years' Observations of Native Customs and Superstitions'.
Dahomey Amazon Femal Warrior 1890 African American History, African Women, Memento Mori, Women In History, World History, Dahomey Amazons, Human Zoo
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Dahomey Amazon Femal Warrior 1890
"The Dahomey Amazons or Mino was an all-female military regiment of the Fon people of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin. They existed from the 17th century to the end of the 19th century. While European narratives refer to the women soldiers as “Amazons,” because of their similarity to the semi-mythical Amazons of ancient Anatolia, they called themselves Ahosi (king’s wives) or Mino (our mothers) in the Fon language." African Diaspora, We Are The World
10 Fearless Black Female Warriors Throughout History
"The Dahomey Amazons or Mino was an all-female military regiment of the Fon people of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin. They existed from the 17th century to the end of the 19th century. While European narratives refer to the women soldiers as “Amazons,” because of their similarity to the semi-mythical Amazons of ancient Anatolia, they called themselves Ahosi (king’s wives) or Mino (our mothers) in the Fon language."
The Dahomey Amazons were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey. They were so named by Western observers and historian... Black Knowledge, African Americans, Strange History
AFRICAN, BLACK & DIASPORIC HISTORY
The Dahomey Amazons were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey. They were so named by Western observers and historian...
The Mursi are a nomadic tribe of herdsmen living in the lower Omo Valley, situated in Africa’s Great Rift Valley in south-west Ethiopia, not far from the Kenyan border. Indigenous Tribes, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Communities, Indigenous Culture, People Around The World, Foto Face, Jimmy Nelson
Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever
The Mursi are a nomadic tribe of herdsmen living in the lower Omo Valley, situated in Africa’s Great Rift Valley in south-west Ethiopia, not far from the Kenyan border.
Surma fighter, Ethiopia - "Muradit, a fierce and renowned Surma stick fighter, paints his face with white chalk to intimidate his enemies at the Donga stick fights. He will fight to prove his masculinity and to win a wife." (by photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, writing in the book 'Faces of Africa') Costume Africain, Piskel Art, Arte Tribal, Tribal People, Many Faces, Human Face
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Surma fighter, Ethiopia - "Muradit, a fierce and renowned Surma stick fighter, paints his face with white chalk to intimidate his enemies at the Donga stick fights. He will fight to prove his masculinity and to win a wife." (by photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, writing in the book 'Faces of Africa')
The Dahomey Amazons are the only documented all-female official front-line combat arms military unit in modern history. Single-mindedly devoted to hardening themselves into ruthless instruments of battlefield destruction, these machete-wielding, musket-slinging lady terminators were rightly-feared throughout Western Africa for over 250 years. Ancient Aliens, Africa, Benin, African, Combat Arms, Ancient, Battlefield
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The Dahomey Amazons are the only documented all-female official front-line combat arms military unit in modern history. Single-mindedly devoted to hardening themselves into ruthless instruments of battlefield destruction, these machete-wielding, musket-slinging lady terminators were rightly-feared throughout Western Africa for over 250 years.
Like a Nile crane, a Dinka warrior stands guard on one foot. African Men, African Beauty, Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful World, Beautiful People, Warriors Standing
Like a Nile crane, a Dinka warrior stands guard on one foot.
Billy Kidd, Samburu Warrior. This is LeSiit. He has killed 6 men and 2 lions. Amazing People, Beautiful Soul
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Billy Kidd, Samburu Warrior. This is LeSiit. He has killed 6 men and 2 lions.
Nubian Warrior Women of Kau, also known as the South East Nuba. Nuba mountains, Sudan by Leni RieFenstahl in 1975. Cultures Du Monde, World Cultures, Leni Riefenstahl, Art Africain, Magnum Photos
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Nubian Warrior Women of Kau, also known as the South East Nuba. Nuba mountains, Sudan by Leni RieFenstahl in 1975.
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