Village on a Lake

Fonssagrives, Jean Baptiste Joseph Marie Pascal, Notice sur le Dahomey. Publiee a l'occasion de l'Expostion universelle sous la direction de m. Pierre Pascal. Par m. Jean Fonssagrives. (published 1900), [Paris, Imprimerie Alcan-Lévy, 1900]

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

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Village on a Lake

In southern Benin, several villages were built on stilts in the middle of lakes as a defensive measure against the slave trade.