A West African Cavalry State: the Kingdom of Oyo

  title={A West African Cavalry State: the Kingdom of Oyo},
  author={R. C. C. Law},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={1 - 15}
  • R. Law
  • Published 1 January 1975
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
Following an earlier article in this Journal, by Humphrey Fisher, dealing with the role of the horse in the Central Sudan, this article considers the role of cavalry in the kingdom of Oyo. It is suggested that the use of cavalry may have been adopted by Oyo during the sixteenth century. Oyo never became self-sufficient in horses, but remained dependent for its horses upon importation from the Central Sudan, while local mortality from trypanosomiasis was considerable. Evidence relating to the… 

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