Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cows on the Road

The above photos were taken on Dama Road near the turn off to the village of Foindu Nongowa and about 3 or 4 miles from where we lived. In it,  Fula herdsmen guide their cattle along the road on their way to Kenema. These cattle most likely belonged to Pa Maju Bah (I have referred to him in a number of prior postings).  The latterite roads were close in color to what is seen here. In our area it was the Fula who had and cared for cattle. I was never aware of the Mende taking care of cattle. In the north of Sierra Leone there were other groups that kept cattle. This photo was taken in 1969-70.  [double click on image to enlarge]

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