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  • The Ashanti are skilful in several species of manufacture, particularly in weaving cotton.

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  • The governor also agreed to pay rent to the Ashanti for Anamabo fort and Cape Coast castle.

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  • The separation of Fanti and Ashanti has been ascribed to a famine which drove the former south, and led them to live on fan, or herbs, while the latter subsisted on san, or Indian corn, &c., whence the names Fanti and Santi.

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  • Each tribe has its own king, but from the beginning of the 18th century the king of Kumasi was recognized as king paramount, and was spoken of as the king of Ashanti.

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  • The government of Ashanti was formerly a mixture of monarchy and military aristocracy.

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  • The system of human sacrifices, practised among the Ashanti until the closing years of the 19th century, was founded on a sentiment of piety towards parents and other connexions - the chiefs believing that the rank of their dead relatives in the future world would be measured by the number of attendants sent after them.

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  • Besides the capital, Kumasi, with a population of some 6000, there are few important towns in Ashanti.

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  • Part of the trade of Ashanti had been diverted to the French port of Assini in consequence of the wars waged between England and the Ashanti, but on the suppression of the revolt of 1900 measures were taken to improve trade between Kumasi and Cape Coast.

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  • Kumasi is the distributing centre for the whole of Ashanti and the hinterland.

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  • The gold output from Ashanti amounted in 1905 to 68,259 oz., valued at 2J4,790.

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  • As far as the trade goes through British territory southward, the figures are included in those of the Gold Coast; but Ashanti does also a considerable trade with its French and German neighbours, and northwards with the Niger countries.

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  • The Ashanti first came under the notice of Europeans early in the 18th century, through their successful wars with the kingdoms bordering the maritime territory.

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  • Osai Tutu Early relations may be considered as the real founder of the Ashanti with the power.

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  • The Ashanti reached the coast near Anamabo, where there was then a British fort.

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  • The Ashanti, who lost over 2000 men, failed, however, to storm the English fort, though the garrison was reduced from twenty-four to eight men.

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  • Torrane (governor 1805-1807) repaired to Anamabo, where he was received with great pomp. Torrane determined to surrender the fugitive Assin chiefs, but one succeeded in escaping; the other, on being given up, was put to death by the Ashanti.

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  • Torrane concluded an agreement with the Ashanti, acknowledging their conquest of Fantiland, and delivering up to them half the fugitives in Anamabo fort (most of the remainder were sold by Torrane and the members of his council as slaves).

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  • By that time fresh difficulties had arisen between the coast natives, who were supported by the British, and the Ashanti.

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  • After several meetings with the king, a treaty was drawn up, which acknowledged the sovereignty of Ashanti over the territory of the Fanti, and left the natives of Cape Coast to the mercy of their enemies.

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  • The Ashanti had io,000 men to Sir Charles's Soo.

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  • A state of chronic warfare ensued, until the Ashanti sustained a signal defeat at Dodowah on the 7th of August 1826.

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  • From this time the power of the Ashanti over the coast tribes waned, and in 1831 the king was obliged to purchase peace from Mr George Maclean, then administrator of the Gold Coast, at the price of 600 oz.

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  • The payment of ground rent for the forts held by the British had ceased after the battle of Dodowah, and by the treaty concluded by Maclean the river Prah was fixed as the boundary of the Ashanti kingdom, all the tribes south of it being under British protection.

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  • The king (Kwaka Dua I.), who had succeeded Osai Okoto in 1838, was a peace-loving monarch who encouraged trade, but in 1852 the Ashanti tried to reassert authority over the Fanti in the Gold Coast protectorate, and in 1863 a war was caused by the refusal of the king's demand for the surrender by the British of a fugitive chief and a runaway slave-boy.

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  • The Ashanti were victorious in two battles and retired unmolested.

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  • No further fighting followed, but the prestige of the Ashanti greatly increased.

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  • Thereafter preparations were made throughout Ashanti to attack the Fanti tribes, and the result was the war of 1873-74.

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  • The Elmina were regarded by the Ashanti as their subjects, and the king of Ashanti held the Elmina "custom-note," - that is, he received from the Dutch an annual payment, in its origin a ground rent for the fort, but looked upon by the Dutch as a present for trade purposes.

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  • The Ashanti greatly resented the occupation by Britain of what they considered Ashanti territory.

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  • Another but minor cause of the war was the holding in captivity by the The war Ashanti of four Europeans.

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  • The Ashanti delayed war until their preparations were complete, whilst the Gold Coast officials appear to have thought the risk of hostilities remote.

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  • However, on the 22nd of January 1873 an Ashanti force crossed the Prah and invaded the British protectorate.

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  • On landing (October 2) at Cape Coast, Wolseley found the Ashanti, who had been decimated by smallpox and fever, preparing to return home.

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  • He determined, however, to march to Kumasi, whilst Captain (afterwards Sir) John Glover, R.N., administrator of Lagos, was with a force of native levies to co-operate from the east and take the Ashanti in rear.

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  • As the 42nd Highlanders pushed forward to Kumasi, the town was found full of Ashanti soldiers, but not a shot was fired at the invaders.

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  • In the meantime Captain Glover's force had crossed the Prah on the 15th of January, and the Ashanti opposition weakening after the capture of Kumasi, Glover was able to push forward.

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  • On the 12th Glover and his force of natives entered the Ashanti capital.

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  • On the 9th of February a messenger from Kofi Karikari overtook Sir Garnet, who on the 13th at Fomana received the Ashanti envoys.

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  • One result of the war of 1873-74 was that several states dependent on Ashanti declared themselves independent, and sought British protection.

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  • This was refused, and the A British inaction of the colonial office contributed to the reconsolidation of the Ashanti power.

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  • In the same month died the ex-king Kofi Karikari, and disruption threatened Ashanti.

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  • Prempeh defeated his enemies, and for a time peace and prosperity returned to Ashanti.

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  • However in 1893 there was fresh trouble between Ashanti and the tribes of the protectorate, and the roads were closed to traders by Prempeh's orders.

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  • After the deportation of Prempeh no successor was appointed to the throne of Ashanti.

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  • The tribes involved were the Kumasi, Adansi and Kokofu; the other tribes of the Ashanti confederation remained loyal.

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  • Hodgson, in a public palaver at Kumasi, announced that the Ashanti chiefs would have to pay the British government 4000 oz.

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  • Morris arrived from the British territory north of Ashanti, also with 250 men.

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  • In addition there were Ashanti levies.

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  • By an order in council, dated the 26th of September 1901, Ashanti was formally annexed to the British dominions, and given a separate administration under the control of Progress the governor of the Gold Coast.

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  • The order in council mentioned, which may be described as the first constitution granted Ashanti by its British owners, provides that the governor, in issuing ordinances respecting the administration of justice, the raising of revenue, or any other matter, shall respect any native laws by which the civil relations of any chiefs, tribes or populations are regulated, "except so far as they may be incompatible with British sovereignty or clearly injurious to the welfare of the natives themselves."

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  • C. Fuller, who succeeded Sir Donald Stewart as chief commissioner early in 1905, was able to report in the following year that among the Ashanti suspicion of the "white man's" ulterior motives was speedily losing ground.

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  • Many of the works quoted under Gold Coast deal also with Ashanti.

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  • There are also old established caravan routes from Kano to Ashanti and neighbouring countries.

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  • The kola nut, chewed by almost every native of the country, is brought from west of the Niger, traders from Ashanti, Accra and Yorubaland frequenting the markets of Jegga.

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  • The Ashanti War of 1900 claimed the despatch of a strong detachment of the West African Frontier Force, and it was not until the return of the troops in February 1901 that Nupe and Kontagora could be effectively dealt with.

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  • Sir Charles fell in battle with the Ashanti on the 21st of January 1824.

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  • The islands were chosen in 1897 as the place of deportation of Prempeh, ex-king of Ashanti, and in 1 9 01 Mwanga, ex-king of Uganda, and Kabarega, ex-king of Unyoro were also deported thither.

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  • He died at sea on the 10th of January 1896 when returning from active service with the British troops during the Ashanti War, and left three sons and a daughter, Victoria Eugenie, who was married in 1906 to Alphonso XIII., king of Spain.

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  • A trading station called Georgetown is situated on McCarthy's Island, so named after Sir Charles McCarthy, the governor of Sierra Leone, who in 1824 was captured and beheaded by the Ashanti at the battle of Essamako.

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  • Among the last two groups respectively may be mentioned the Dahomi and Ashanti.

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  • Ashanti is without a doubt a priceless jewel in Murder Inc records hip-hop crown.

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  • Some favorites include Ashanti, Beyonce, 50 Cent, David Beckham, Kate Bosworth, Eminem, Dennis Rodman, and Shakira.

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  • Celebrities often sport stunning updos on the red carpet, and trend setters such as Beyonce Knowles, Tyra Banks, Ashanti, Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, and Angela Bassett regularly showcase gorgeous updos.

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  • These pieces are so sought after that they have adorned a number of celebrities, including George Lopez, Eva Longoria, Ashanti, Kelly Clarkson, Billy Idol, and Britney Spears.

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  • In the north are the large native towns of Yendi and Sansane Mangu, both on caravan routes between Ashanti and the Niger countries.

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  • The Assinis are of Ashanti origin, and chiefly of the Ochin and Agni tribes.

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  • Assini is an important centre for the rubber trade of Ashanti.

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  • The best known are Koroko, Kong and Bona, entrepots for the trade of the middle Niger, and Bontuku, on the caravan route to Sokoto and the meeting-place of the merchants from Kong and Timbuktu engaged in the kola-nut trade with Ashanti and the Gold Coast.

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  • At his own urgent request Prince Henry of Battenberg, the queen's son-in-law, was permitted to join the Ashanti expedition, and early in January the prince was struck down with fever.

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  • A great part of Ashanti is covered with primeval and almost impenetrable forest.1 Many of the trees, chiefly silk-cotton and hardwood, attain splendid proportions, the bombax reaching a height of over 200 ft., but the monotony is oppressive, and is seldom relieved by the sight of flowers, birds or beasts.

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  • In their course through Ashanti, the rivers, apart from the Volta, are navigable by canoes only.

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  • The most probable tradition represents the Ashanti as deriving their origin from bands of fugitives, who in the 16th or 17th century were driven before the Moslem tribes migrating southward from the countries on the Niger and Senegal.

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  • The Ashanti are divided into a large number of tribes, of whom a dozen may be distinguished, namely, the Bekwai, Adansi, Juabin, Kokofu, Kumasi, Mampon, Nsuta, Nkwanta, Dadiassi, Daniassi, Ofinsu and Adjisu.

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  • There are a few Mahommedans in Ashanti, most of them traders from other countries, and the Basel and Wesleyan missionaries have obtained some converts to Christianity; but the great bulk of the people are spirit-worshippers.

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