History 4195-West African History to 1800

History 4195-West African History to 1800 - November 2,...

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November 2, 2007 Akan continued Idea that Asante was a “slave trading state” a source of slaves for the Atlantic trade Emergence fo Osei Tutu elected by clan leaders to succeed his uncle, Obiri Yeboa, legitamized his rule he had demonstrated that he was a capable leader: straegist, military leader, spent many years in royal cort of Akwamu and Denkyira, observed the innerworking and decision making process in these courts, prepared him for rulership was in Akwamu court when he was elected - they south to exploit their relationship with him: they thought his election would benefit them: they offered him men and suppplies to acompany him back to Asante: they wanted him to deal with the state of Domaa: they didn’t consider Asante as a serious threat focuses on Domaa after he returns to Asante: defeats them: Domaa population disperses but allows them to settle knowing that they will be under his rule Tafo (gold trading center) leader was Osafo
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