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A Colonial Elephant Hunt in Central Africa – Sir Samuel Baker

[First posted August.. 2009,  Revised 08 November 2011] In 1862 Sir Samuel Baker and his Hungarian wife Lady Florence, set off to discover the source of the Nile. Theirs is one of the more bazaar and fascinating pages of colonial … Continue reading

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Abolishing Slave Trade by Enhancing Ivory Trade, 19th Century

Explorers and others who were concerned about the slave trade in the 19th Century thought that regularizing the trade in elephant ivory could help to curb the slave trade. By engaging locals and traders in ivory trade, the profits would … Continue reading

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Elephant Foot BBQ’d in a Pit – A Colonial Favorite in South-Central Africa

“A long march, to prevent biliousness, is a wise precaution after a meal of elephant’s foot. “ Elephant hunts – and elephant eating – were common pastimes during colonial incursions into Africa. A detailed narrative of the hunt, the cooking … Continue reading

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