Hauptman Hans Glauning was a German military officer in the Kamerun colonial administration. He was also a talented topographic surveyor. In this account of an exploratory journey through the northern Grassfields he takes careful note of trade and political links between communities as well as general commercial prospects. He is also much concerned with the impact of earlier, but still recent, slave raids into this region by Fulani elements from the north. Glauning won both friendship and respect from his Grassfield hosts. And, when killed in battle only a year or so after making the journey referred to here, his death was widely commemorated by Grassfield communities.
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