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S.T.I.N. Ravitaillement campagne (1925-1926)
in ANM S 150 fonds recents

© 1999 by Jim Jones, Ph.D.

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Service Temporaire des Travaux d'Irrigation du Niger, "Note pour Monsieur le Gouverneur" (no date, probably late 1925)

This is a list of the items needed to provide rations for workers on the STIN project at Sotuba. The cercles of San, Segou, Mopti, Macina and Niafunke each can provide 1 ton of dried fish. Koutiala, Sikasso, Bougouni and Bamako provide karité. Millet and salt are already available in sufficient quantity.


Service Temporaire des Travaux d'Irrigation du Niger, "Commandes aux cercles" (various dates)

This list sumamrizes the orders for food to supply the forced laborers. They show how much of the basic food items were ordered from each cercle. In summary, these are the cercles and the items they supplied.


Lt. Col. du Genie Doizelet, Chef du Service Temporaire des Travaux d'Irrigation du Niger, to Gouverneur du Soudan Français, n°54 (Bamako, February 1, 1926)

Since it was hard to get enough dried fish for the workers, Doizelet suggested that the STIN buy a herd of 80 cows and 200 goats from the northern cercles and use that provide meat.


Adminstrateur du Cercle de Macina Lacascade to Gouverneur du Soudan Français, telegram n°176 (Macina, March 8, 1926)

Lacascade reported that he was able to buy cattle below the regular Dioula market price and that he hired four herdsmen to bring them to Sotuba.


Adminstrateur du Cercle de Macina Lacascade, "Proces Verbal d'achats d'animaux" (Macina, no date [accompanies the telegram of March 8, 1926])

Lacascade bought 20 cows and 50 goats for the STIN from 4 men. The goats cost 12.5 francs each and the cows ranged from 140 to 250 francs each. The total expense was 3,545 francs for the cows (177.25f average) and 625 francs for goats.