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Indigenous African Slavers Traveling From the Interior

Images of African Slavery and the Slave Trade

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Indigenous African Slavers Traveling From the Interior
Source: "Voyage à la Côte Occidentale d'Afrique" by Louis Degrandpré, Paris 1801
Indigenous African slavers from coastal regions would travel far into the interior to obtain slaves. They were generally better armed, having obtained guns from European merchants in trade for slaves.

Slaves are yoked with a forked branch and fixed in place with an iron pin across the back of their necks. The slightest tug on the branch could choke the prisoner.

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