Rattray, R. S. (Robert Sutherland), 1881-1938. Ashanti

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I The Ashanti Classificatory System 1

Prohibited Marriages.

Marriages Allowed.

Succession To Property And Stools

Ii Ntoro Exogamous Divisions

Lake Bosomtwe

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Iii Matrilineal Descent In Ashanti

Iv Religion ( Introductory )

V Religion A Wednesday Adae Ceremony

Wukudae, Witnessed On The 17 Th August 1921.

The Drums.

Vi Religion A Queen Mother's Adae Ceremony.

Vii Religion A Sunday Adae (kwesidae) Witnessed On The 4th September 1921.

Viii Religion A Wednesday Adae Ceremony, Witnessed On The 21st December 1921.

Ix Religion A Brong Adae Ceremony.

Account Of A Wednesday Adae, Witnessed At Tekiman In The Brong Country On The 10 Th May 1921.

X Religion The Sacred Grove At Santemanso.

Taboos Of The Grove

Xi Religion A Ceremony Witnessed While The Burial Quarters Of The Kings And Queens Of M---- Were Undergoing Repairs.

Xii Religion The Baya Ceremony, Witnessed At Nsoko In Northern Ashanti On The 29th May 1922.

Xiii Religion 'nyame, The Supreme Being.

Xiv Religion The Gods (abosom). The Making Of A Shrine.

Xv Religion The Apo Ceremony At Tekiman.

Xvi Religion The God Tano (ta Kora). A Visit To His Temple.

Xvii Religion The God Tano (continued). A Visit To His Rock.

Xviii Religion The God Tano (continued). The Ceremony At The Source Of The River.

Xix Religion The God Tano (continued). Some Of His ‘sons’.

Xx Religion The Afahye Ceremony. 1

Xxi Land Tenure And Alienation

Xxii The Drum Language

English Translation Of The Drum-history Of Mampon.

Xxiii The Golden Stool 1

Xxiv The Silver Stool

The Queen Mother's Speech. Translation

Description Of Princess Mary's ‘silver Stool’.

Xxv Ashanti Goldsmiths And Gold Weights, With A Brief Note On Kuduo

The Making Of An Ashanti Weight.

Appendix B

Xxvi Neolithic Implements In Ashanti

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Title: Ashanti

Published By: Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1923. 348 p.: ill., map

By line: by Capt. R. S. Rattray, M.B.E.

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Akan (FE12)

Subjects: History (175); Real property (423);

Abstract: Captain Rattray’s studies of the Ashanti are considered the best sources of ethnographic information on this ethnic group of Ghana. This document is a preliminary survey of the group published after Rattray had been in the field for one year. Rattray was head of the British government’s Anthropology Department in Ashanti, West Africa. This document covers kinship organization and pertinent ritual as well as religious beliefs and practices related to spirits and ancestors. Rattray discusses the Ashanti land tenure system and he discusses the historical development of the Ashanti nation. The symbol of Ashanti nationality, the Golden Stool, is also analyzed. Information on neolithic instruments, goldsmiths and the manufacture of weights, as well as some anthropometric data, can also be found in this volume.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: fe12-001

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: This document consists of excerpts The index is not included

Field Date: 1921

Evaluation: Ethnographer-5

Analyst: JUM ; 1954

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Ashanti; Ghana

LCSH: Akan (African people)


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