My gallery at Search4DinosaursHi everyone!My gallery at Search4Dinosaurs by T-PEKC
I don't know if the newer generation of paleoartists and dino-enthusiasts are familiar with the search4dinosaurs website http://www.search4dinosaurs.com/ , but this was one of the major places for paleoart about a decade ago, and it's still today (along with Dinosauricon, Prehistoric Illustrated, etc.). This site was one of the first places where I became to know the art of various paleoartists, including many fellow deviants. Now, I have my own gallery hosted at search4dinosaurs - http://www.search4dinosaurs.com/vladhttp://www.search4dinosaurs.com/imir_nikolov/gallery/vladimir_nikolov_art_.html . If you haven't seen this place, my advice is to pay it a visit. You may find a lot of paleoartists of various skill levels, and some of their art is more than a worth to know.
I'm also starting to take commissions, if there are people who might want to have an artwork from me. I will be able to take commissions rel
Collaboration with HopelessPandora
Kebbi and Gwari
Gobir, Katsina and Zaria
Tribes side by side
Blood of the Kingdoms story featuring all the characters
Disclaimer: As with all the other tribes and kingdoms this is meant to portray the history of this culture in an anthropomorphic light. This time it's the Yauri emirate. The main issue is that, according the JSTOR and the works I found in the library of congress, due main of the ruling families having a lot of feuds and conflicts within their borders and outside, a lot of written history has been lost. Therefore, some of this will be conjecture and speculation, based on what I have already posted with the other tribes as certain things did happen to the North simultaneously. Two things you can be extremely certain of, he fought the Songhai Empire, Fulani-Fula conquered him, and then the British later conquered him.
The origin of Yauri is the result of many tribes gathering together. Many peoples from different groups migrated to the area from regions as far as Mecca to get to the region and settle it. The confirmed groups that eventually fused together to form the Yauri were the Basawa-Fulani, the Kambari tribe from Mecca, the north African Nufawa, the Shangawa from East Africa and the Dukawa which were a relative of Kebbi. It seems that all these different groups led a harmonious and conflict free existence for several years, trading with each other and the outside world for a period of time. All the various groups were reported to great each other with respect by graciously bowing to each other, akin to modern Japanese greetings. After a period of time, somewhere around the 400s CE all groups merged to become the current incarnation of Yauri likely through a series of political and socially beneficial marriages.
Their peaceful nature was broken by the invasion of the Mali Empire in the 1300s who used the Borgu Kingdom as a proxy state to help them invade the Yauri. For a long period the Yauri were under the joint rule of the Yauri and Borgu Kingdom until the retreat of the Mali and the emergence of the Songhai Empire. Yauri finally rallied itslef together alon with many of the other Hausa states in order to repel the Songhai Empire which they were eventually successful in doing so which drastically changed the culture of the Yauri region.
The troubles would not end for Yauri however, during the reign of Queen Amina, the Hausa and Gobir made their conquest of the lands that would become northern Nigeria and swept across. The conquered kingdoms were then called the Hausa Bakwai and due to Yauri's frequent disagreements with Gobir, he was branded as an outcast group and his feud with Gobir would continue into the 1800s. During this time Gobir and the British Empire encouraged a practice known as slave raiding to capture the people of Yauri. This created a situation where Yauri's only option was to side with Fulani-Fula when she was making her conquests across the North in order to create the Sokoto Caliphate.
Yauri was a grateful tribue state to Fulani-Fula but his once peaceful days were ended by the wave of colonialism that was occuring during Britain at the time and eventually Yauri was listed as being part of the new state of Northern Nigeria. Unlike most of the northern tribes of Nigeria he did not receive any particular benefits from Lord Frederick Lugard and was slightly desititue until Nigeria's independence in 1960. From then on with the northern wealth he was able to reconstitute and provide Fulani-Fula support during the Biafran War. Recently however in 2010 Yauri was seen providing support against the rogue insurgent group known as Boko Haram whilst accusing some of the northern states of supplying the group with arms.
So for this one I feel I should openly state my sources for this particular one at the bottom.
P. G. Harris
The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Vol. 60, (Jul. - Dec., 1930), pp. 283-334
Published by: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
E. W. Bovill
Journal of the Royal African Society
Vol. 25, No. 98 (Jan., 1926), pp. 138-146
Published by: Oxford University Press
History in Africa
Vol. 31, (2004), pp. 357-368
Published by: African Studies Association
Ralph A. Austen and Jan Jansen
History in Africa
Vol. 23, (1996), pp. 17-28
Published by: African Studies Association
Brian J. Peterson
The Journal of African History
Vol. 49, No. 2 (2008), pp. 261-279
Published by: Cambridge University Press
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