"Samory Touré - Sudanese Dyula. A powerful Almamy (West African Muslim ruler), an enemy of France. Captured in 1898" - Scanned vintage postcard | Samori Ture (also known as Samory Touré or Almamy Samore Lafiya Toure, c. 1830 – June 2, 1900) was the founder of the Wassoulou Empire, an Islamic state that resisted French rule in West Africa from 1882 until his capture in 1898.
Samory-The ascendance of Samory toure began when his native bissanduga was attacked and his mother taken captive. He was allowed to take her place, but later escaped and joined the army of King Bitike soy.
Enlarge image Samory Toure The Black Napoleon of the Sudan (1830-1900) Ezra Tucker When Samory Toure’s native Bissandugu was attacked and his mother taken captive, he was allowed to take her place. He then escaped and joined the army of King Bitike Souane of Torona. He was soon made king and defied French expansionism in Africa, earning the name “The Black Napoleon of the Sudan.”