The Dahomey Amazons or Mino were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey (now Benin) which lasted until the end of the 19th century. They were so named by Western observers and historians due to their similarity to the semi-mythical Amazons of ancient Anatolia and the Black Sea. For many years, the Black Sea was called the Amazon.
Le colonialisme dans sa splendeur. Un négociant britannique porté par une femme au Sikkim (nord-est de l'Inde) vers 1903. La grande différence avec le néocolonialisme, c'est qu'aujourd'hui les exploiteurs se déplacent en voiture de luxe.
Africa | History | People. Bamum King Ibrahim Njoya on his throne. Foumban, western Cameroon, 1912.
Shaka Zulu ruled the Zulu nation during the times of the slave trade. He revolutionized the Zulu army and played a crucial part in Zulu history. http://africanadrenalin.co.za/IsibindiAfrica/zulu_history.htm
Africa | Hair pins/combs from the Afar people----Look so much like Afro picks used on an Afro in the 60's & 70's!
Indigenous women of Fiji in the early 1900s. The differences in their traditional clothing note their social standing.
Geronimo as a younger man. A deadly warrior. Elsewhere called the greatest cavalry soldier to ever live. Ten thousand united warriors and repeating rifles and the history of the USA would have had a very different outcome.