Africanna Studies: Akan States , Forest Empires & Civilization
How do you say Yam in the African Linguistics ?
Oyo Empire vanquished and conquered Dahomey . King Agadja ordered forcthis defeated to pay tribute to whom ?
The Golden Stool: its symbolism of political statehood for Osei Koi Tutu's Kingdom.
What is the Ashanti Twi Linguistics for the Golden Stool Born on Friday ?
Sika Dwa Kofi
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The War of the Golden Stool
InThe 1720s , Dahomey staged territorial conquests of two slaveholding states. These land acquisitions expanded Dahomey's bastion in human trafficking and human chattel Mercantilism with the European. This strengthened its access to the Slave Coast. What were those 2 conquered around the territorial zones ?
Whydad & Allada
Around the 19th Century C.E, there was a substantial shift in Dahomey's commerce. It became a Major supplier of this venture in 1800s.
Dahomey's Palm Oil Production
The Mali's 🇲🇱 13th Century C.E. ecological crisis of faltered gold mines , soil depletion , and dessication emerged . It gave a leverage for the Akan States . Its rise was contributed and attributed to two events : 1. The conglomeration of the Akan States ( Akwamu , Akyem , and Denkyira ) as spearheaded by this Akan's activities .
Akan Gold Investiture
What aftermath of the Second Franco-Dahomean war ( 1892 - 1894 A.D. )
France's 🇫🇷 Conquest & Colonization of Dahomey
What happened in the 12th Century C.E Akan Kingdom of the Common Era ?
Established Kingdom of Bonoman a/k/a Bono State around 1100 A.D.
The Asante Empire was 1 of the Forest Empires. The King derived its monarchical power from the Matrilineal inheritance : the maternal side of the family . The first installed King began with Osei Kofi Tutu I ( 1695 A.D. - 1717 A.D. ) .The Ashanti Kingship appointed Gyaasehene who superintendent the assistant in Diplomacy, mercantile trade and military . The Capital was Kumasi where this King empowered the Ankobia to provide him protection . What was the titulary for the Ashanti King ?
The Oyo Empire King Agadja reigned from 1708 A.D. to 1740 A.D. Given his antithetical view of the Transatlantic Slave Trade , he envisioned the stunning loss of African manpower on Continental Africa. He advocated for Domestic enslavement for the Palm Oil industry. Yet , the callous European pressured its demand for African slaves cargoes . Agadja then imposed taxation and impost for each slave head. How did the European pay the commercial tax?
What was the primary Linguistics of the Akan indigenes that was spoken in East & Central Africa? This was prior to the Sahel settlement.
The Ashanti leadership of the 13th and 14th Dynastic Rule had consanguineal relations as father and son . Both encountered European invasion . The 13th Ashantehene , Prempeth I , reigned over the Ashanti Empireand Yoko Abohyen Dynasty from March 1888 . This King waged a resolute Ashanti war against the British in 1893 . Despite Britain's deportation of him , he held tenaciously to his throne & Sika Dwa until his death in 1931 . His son and primogeniture , Osei Tutu Agyeman , assumed the throne as the 14th Ashantehene from June 1931 to May 1970 . Who did the Asante have the 1935 pageantry for that coronation and affirmed his chieftainship ?
Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II
The Forest Empires of Ashante embodied two consolidated African States that spanned the today Northern Nigeria 🇳🇬, Benin 🇧🇯 , and Cameroon 🇨🇲. What were those 2 States ?
Kingdom of Bonoman and Akan States
There were the 13th Century C.E Akan consolidation with these major African States : the Bono states , and the Akan States of Akwamu , Akyem , and Denkyira. All solidified after What event?
They blossomed into the Ashanti Empire when Mali 🇲🇱 experienced an ecological crisis : Desiccated soil and depleted gemstone reserve. It rose after its augmentation of Gold investiture .
The Akan States of Kwaaman of the 16th Century C.E , collectively , operated as a domiciliary , a commerce , and a political district . It was near Lake Bosumtwe . State revenues generated from the auriferous Gold and __&__ nuts mercantilism. The Monocultivation of Nyami flouriished . It formed alliance with Denkyira as trade partners and tribute providers . This Akan State straddled between the Pra and Ofin rivers . Fill in the blank.
The Forest Empire and African State of the Asante had a powerful leader andcruler . He was a self proclaimed Ashantehene who reigned from 1698 A.D. - 1728 A.D. . He brokered a consolidation of the Asante clans into a Confederation. His spiritual advisor was Okumfo Anokye whose legendary tale broached about the Golden Stool that landed on this Ashantehene's anointed knees for enthronation .
Osei Kofi Tutu I
In the wake of his father's death in 1931 , he assumed the throne as the 14th Ashantehene from June 1931 to May 1970 A.D. Yet , the festive pageantry and coronation officiated and affirmed his __?__ in 1935 .
UNESCO has named this Slave castle in Ghana 🇬🇭 as a Historic landmark. It initially was built by the Portuguese slaves in the 15th Century C.E. What is the name of this Fortress ?
What is the Capital of Contemporary Mali 🇲🇱?
What is the Capital of Senegal 🇸🇳?
What is the name of Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 Capital ?
This co-founder of the Ashante Confederacy and a High Priest for Osei Kofi Tutu resonated as a Fabulist & Griot . His legendary tale alighted to the descending of the Sika Dwa from Heaven and its landing on Tutu's knee & lap as a symbolism of Tutu's Chiefdom
Sika Dwa has a unique history anent the African struggle for the sanctity of the Golden Stool. In 1900 A.D. , Sir Frederick Hodgson , the Colonial Governor of the Gold Coast , demanded for the African to release their shrouded Stoolfor him to sit on . This provoked an African armed resistance and rebellion that presaged THIS conflict between the Africans and the British. Albeit the British annexation of the Ashante State , the proud Asante protected the sanctity ofcthe Sika Dwa . What was this War event called ?
The War of the Golden Stool
The 13th Ashantehene reigned over the Ashante Empire and Yoko Abohyen Dynasty from March 1888 A.D. Despite the British deportation of him , he returned and maintained a fierce tenacity to the Sika Dwa throne until his death in 1931 A.D. His son succeeded him .
In the wake of his fathers death in 1931 , he assumed the throne as the 14th Ashantehene from June 1931 to May 1970 . Yet , the pageantry and coronation ceremony officiated in 1935 , thus affirming his chieftainship.
Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II's Coronation