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Tribesmen Collection

Background imageTribesmen Collection: San Bushmen rock painting, Lesotho, Southern Africa

San Bushmen rock painting, Lesotho, Southern Africa
A stunning rock painting near Hermon (now in Lesotho) drawn by San Bushmen, depicting the hunting of oxen and conflict between two rival tribes

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Dinka warriors - Bor District, South Sudan (Upper Nile)

Dinka warriors - Bor District, South Sudan (Upper Nile)
circa 1910s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Zulu Warriors - Southern Africa

Zulu Warriors - Southern Africa. Note the western-style belts incorporated into traditional body adornments. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Muscat, Oman - Tribesmen at the Mathra Gate

Muscat, Oman - Tribesmen at the Mathra Gate

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Afridi Tribesman of the Khyber Pass, NWFP

Afridi Tribesman of the Khyber Pass, NWFP
Afridi Tribesman (Afreedis / Abaorteans) - a Pashtun (Pathan) tribe from the Khyber Pass region posing with his long rifle. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Air Mail to Africa Poster

Air Mail to Africa Poster
Poster, Air Mail to Africa, showing two Africans looking up at airliner G-ABPI. 20th century

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Bedouin tribesmen in Egyptian desert, WW1

Bedouin tribesmen in Egyptian desert, WW1
Bedouin tribesmen riding camels in the Egyptian desert, 21 November 1914, in the early stages of the First World War. It was men like these who fought with Lawrence of Arabia. 1914

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Laos - Attapeu Province - Group of Khas-Kaseng tribesmen

Laos - Attapeu Province - Group of Khas-Kaseng tribesmen, some with higjly-distinctive neck rings. Date: circa 1908

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Bedouins, Iskenderun, Hatay Province, Turkey (Alexandretta)

Bedouins, Iskenderun, Hatay Province, Turkey (Alexandretta). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Sierra Leone, West Africa - Husking of Rice pestle & mortar

Sierra Leone, West Africa - Husking of Rice pestle & mortar
Sierra Leone, West Africa - The husking of rice using a pestle and mortar - common traditional domestic scene of food preparation. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Tuareg Tribesmen - Sahara - West Africa - with spears

Tuareg Tribesmen - Sahara - West Africa - with spears
Tuareg Tribesmen - Sahara - West Africa - posing for this photograph with their spears. Two other Tuareg self-designations are Kel Tamasheq meaning " speakers of Tamasheq"

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Tribesmen, Pago Pago, American Samoa, Victorian period

Tribesmen, Pago Pago, American Samoa, Victorian period

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Capture of Isfahan, Persian Constitutional Revolution

Capture of Isfahan, Persian Constitutional Revolution
The capture of Isfahan by Bakhtiari Tribesmen during the Persian Constitutional Revolution (1905-1911). The revolution led to a change from from an absolute monarchic system to a parliamentary one

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Sudanese Dinka Village

Sudanese Dinka Village
Sudanese Dinka tribesmen of the Upper Nile and their elaborate layered reed houses. A holy man stands to the right next to a dead tree adorned with the horns of hunted beasts. Date: 1930s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: The Afghan War: Major Cavagnari arranging with the shinwarries for the protection of

The Afghan War: Major Cavagnari arranging with the shinwarries for the protection of the road from Dakka to Lundi Khana. Date: 1879

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Territorial duels between Botocudo tribesmen, Brazil

Territorial duels between Botocudo tribesmen, Brazil
Territorial duels between Botocudo tribesmen including wrestling and stick fighting to decide a hunting ground violation. River Belmonte, Brazil

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Tribesmen with instruments, Cameroon, Central West Africa

Tribesmen with instruments, Cameroon, Central West Africa
Three tribesmen with their musical instruments, Cameroon, Central West Africa (at the time a French colony). Date: 1922

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Tribesman in ornate cap, Cameroon, Central West Africa

Tribesman in ornate cap, Cameroon, Central West Africa
Tribesman wearing an ornate cap and patterned costume, Fumban (Foumban), Cameroon, Central West Africa (at the time a French colony). Date: 1922

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Tribesman with his spear, Cameroon, Central West Africa

Tribesman with his spear, Cameroon, Central West Africa
Tribesman with his spear and an elaborate hairstyle, Bana, Cameroon, Central West Africa (at the time a French colony). Date: 1922

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Tribesman playing tattoo, French Congo, Central Africa

Tribesman playing tattoo, French Congo, Central Africa
Tribesman playing a tattoo on a percussion instrument to welcome a guest, French Congo, Central Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Tribesman with his spear, French Congo, Central Africa

Tribesman with his spear, French Congo, Central Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Camel rider in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Central Asia

Camel rider in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Central Asia
Camel rider, a tribesman from the desert, shopping in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Central Asia. Date: 1922

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Tribesman in the desert, Algeria, North Africa

Tribesman in the desert, Algeria, North Africa
Tribesman in the desert with ornamental gun, Algeria, North Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Lumbwa Spearmen, Eastern Kenya, East Africa

Lumbwa Spearmen, Eastern Kenya, East Africa. 1926

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Upper Congo, Africa - Four tribesmen and their dugout canoe

Upper Congo, Africa - Four tribesmen and their dugout canoe. Date: 1903

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Sierra Leone, West Africa - Villagers preparing arable land

Sierra Leone, West Africa - Villagers preparing arable land for planting, accompanied by the sound of drums. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Sierra Leone, West Africa - Raised Shelters - Boy Scarecrows

Sierra Leone, West Africa - Raised Shelters - Boy Scarecrows warding off birds in the rice fields. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: San Bushmen rock painting, Lesotho, Southern Africa

San Bushmen rock painting, Lesotho, Southern Africa
A stunning rock painting at Thaba Bosiu (now in Lesotho) drawn by San Bushmen, depicting archers on a hunt (and an inset view if the location scenery). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Veddhas (Wanniyala-Aetto or Forest People), Sri Lanka

Veddhas (Wanniyala-Aetto or Forest People), Sri Lanka
Survival International say that as of February 2010, there are less than 2000 surviving members of this Tribe - the Veddhas (also known as Wanniyala-Aetto or Forest People)

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Colonial Exhibition, Bois de Vincennes - Tuareg Camp

Colonial Exhibition, Bois de Vincennes - Tuareg Camp Date: 1907

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Colonial Exhibition, Bois de Vincennes - Sudanese Village

Colonial Exhibition, Bois de Vincennes - Sudanese Village
Colonial Exhibition, Bois de Vincennes - Entrance to the Sudanese Village. Date: 1907

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Sudan - Dinka Porters

Sudan - Dinka Porters
Porters of the Dinka people, the major ethnic group of South Sudan - shown here as part of a group transporting the baggage of (seemingly) a group of colonial officials. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: West African Tuareg Horse Warriors

West African Tuareg Horse Warriors
West African Tuareg Warriors, in traditional veiled headdresses, all mounted on fine horse and carrying spears and enormous shields

Background imageTribesmen Collection: A Shilluk Warrior - Upper Nile, Sudan, Africa

A Shilluk Warrior - Upper Nile, Sudan, Africa Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Rwanda, Africa - Group of Tutsi Tribesmen

Rwanda, Africa - Group of Tutsi Tribesmen
Rwanda, Africa (Formerly Dutch East Africa, pictured during Belgian occupation) - Group of Tutsi Tribesmen (and a rogue Belgian on the right!) circa 1920s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Mali - Tuareg men from Timbucktu

Mali - Tuareg men from Timbucktu
Mali - Two Tuareg men from Timbucktu, holding spears. The Tuareg are a Berber nomadic pastoralist people, known as the People of the Veil

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Warriors from Somalia

Warriors from Somalia
A superb photographic postcard of two warriors from Somalia

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Territorial duels between Botocudo men, Bahia

Territorial duels between Botocudo men, Bahia.. Handcolored lithograph from Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsches Complete Gallery of Peoples in True Pictures, Meissen, circa 1835-1840

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Ivory - Vili Tribesmen - Elephant Hunters

Ivory - Vili Tribesmen - Elephant Hunters
Ivory trade in the Congo, Africa - Vili Tribesmen - Famed elephant Hunters. The photograph was taken by Robert Visser, a German merchant who managed Cacao and Coffee plantations. He took approx

Background imageTribesmen Collection: The Shilluk Tribe - Sudan, Africa

The Shilluk Tribe - Sudan, Africa
The Shilluk (who now prefer to be known as Chollo), are a major Nilotic ethnic group of Southern Sudan, living on both banks of the river Nile, in the vicinity of the city of Malakal

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Egypt - Bisharin warrior, Aswan

Egypt - Bisharin warrior, Aswan
A Bisharin Tribesman of Aswan, Egypt with his shield, spear and small Egyptain lyre. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Malaysia - Men of the Sakai tribe

Malaysia - Men of the Sakai tribe
These men of the Malaysian Northern Sakai tribe have built a scaffolding system enabling them to cut down a tall (and very wide!) tree at an easier higher level

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Algeria - Biskra - Nomadic Encampment

Algeria - Biskra - Nomadic Encampment. Date: circa 1906

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Vietnam - Muong People

Vietnam - Muong People
Vietnam - Warriors of the Muong People from the Hoa Binh Province and the mountainous districts of Thanh Hoa Province in the north of the country. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Ghana - Gold Coast - Ashanti War Drums

Ghana - Gold Coast - Ashanti War Drums
The War Drums of the Ashanti tribesmen - Gold Coast, West Africa - Ghana

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Dinka Tribesmen in carved-out canoe

Dinka Tribesmen in carved-out canoe
A group of African Sudanese Dinka men in and around two canoes (for use on the River Nile) carved out of whole tree trunks

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Zulu tribesmen, South Africa, circa 1888 (Robert Harris stud

Zulu tribesmen, South Africa, circa 1888 (Robert Harris studio). Date: circa 1888

Background imageTribesmen Collection: Monarchs of the Glen of Weeping, Scotland

Monarchs of the Glen of Weeping, Scotland
Monarchs (male stags) of the Glen of Weeping, the romantic name for the site of the massacre of MacDonald tribesmen by the Campbells at Glen Coe



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