Reformed spellings for Igbo Settlements
Abakaliki is Abakaleke; Afikpo is Ehugbo; Asaba is Ahaba; Awgu is Ogu; Awka is Oka; Bonny is Ubani; Enugu is Enugwu; Ibusa is Igbuzor; Igrita is Igwuruta; Oguta is Ugwuta; Onitsha is Onicha; Owerri is Owerre; Oyigbo is Obigbo; Port Harcourt is Diobu; Ogwashi-Uku is Ogwa Nshi Ukwu... any more will be added.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Burial dance at Ibwariam

Location: Ibwariam, Alaigbo | Date: ?Unsure?, Before 1921 | Credit: Thomas.

Carved pole in ancestral shrine

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.
Original title reads, "Carved poles at Kpogrikpo, inside the ancestral shrine of Sergeant Okpani's compound. Never obtained much information on it, regretfully. Such a pole was very unusual at Afikpo."

Location: Kpogrikpo, Afikpo, Alaigbo | Date: September 1959-December 1960 | Credit: Simon Ottenberg

Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon), Williamsburg, September 3, 1772

WILLIAMSBURG, September 3, 1772. COMMITTED to James City Prison, on Monday the 31st of last Month, a Negro Fellow who says he is the Property of Colonel Cary of Hampton, and that he belongs to a Quarter in Albemarle; his Name is JOE, is an Ibo Negro, about fifty Years of Age, five Feet nine or ten Inches high, with three Scars on the right Side of his Face, the middle One the largest, and has on a Crocus Shirt and Trousers, and Negro Cotton Waistcoat. JOHN CONNELLY.

— John Connelly

Location: Williamsburg, Virginia | Date: September 3, 1772 | Credit: John Connelly
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