Date: March 1969
Peace Corps volunteer Skip Smith is pictured here with a group of boys during our trip to the Loma Mountains and Mt. Bintumani. Via public transport we left Matotaka where Skip was stationed in primary education, on our journey to the remote mountains. This picture probably was taken on a rest stop of our journey when people traveling with us were let down at their village. As we got out to stretch a bit, the boys from the village surrounded us and allowed me to take their picture with Skip. The slide is labeled Yalunka Country so I suppose this may be possible that the picture was taken on the Kabala-Kurobonla road but of this I am not sure. The Yalunka ethnic group was confined to the far north on the border with Guinea. They had a very small representation in Sierra Leone of about 30,000 people.
photo © by Chad Finer