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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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Ashanti

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Capt. R. S. Rattray, M.B.E.

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Akan (FE12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF History (175); Real property (423);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Captain Rattray's studies of the Ashanti are considered the best sources of ethnographic information on this Gold Coast nation. 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fe12-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: The index is not included

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1921

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnographer-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Jean U. Mensch ; 1954

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Ashanti; Ghana

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Akan (African people)


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