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The 'Chicote' or whip made of hippo hide which figures so much in Congo history. It is not unlike the kurbash of the Sudan, but this particular form of whip and its name - chicote - was invented by the Portuguese slave-traders of the eighteenth century.

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The 'Chicote' or whip made of hippo hide which figures so much in Congo history. It is not unlike the kurbash of the Sud... (1908)

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:  The 'Chicote' or whip made of hippo hide which figures so much in Congo history. It is not unlike the kurbash of the Sudan, but this particular form of whip and its name - chicote - was invented by the Portuguese slave-traders of the eighteenth century.

Additional Name(s)

: Johnston, Harry Hamilton, Sir, 1858-1927 -- Author

Item/Page/Plate

: 467

Source

: George Grenfell and the Congo; a history and description of the Congo Independent State and adjoining districts of Congoland, together with some account of the native peoples and their languages, the fauna and flora; and similar notes on the Cameroons and the island of Fernando Po, the whole founded on the diaries and researches of the late Rev. George Grenfell, B.M.S., F.R.G.S.; and on the records of the British Baptist Missionary Society; and on additional information contributed by the author, by the Rev. Lawson Forfeitt, Mr. Emil Torday, and others, by Sir Harry Johnston, Volume I.

Source Description

: 2 v. fronts., illus., plates, ports., maps (part fold.) facsims. 25 cm.

Location

: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / General Research and Reference Division

Catalog Call Number

: Sc 266-J

Digital ID

: 1233726

Record ID

: 451318

Digital Item Published

: 10-15-2004; updated 3-25-2011

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