The Natives of the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast Their Customs, Religion and Folklore
First published in 1920, Natives of the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast is a study of the ethnological attributes of a West African tribe. It was meant as a record of personal observations for European merchants, soldiers or officials who wanted to explore and colonize West Africa. While a meticulous anthropologist, the author does not claim to understand the reasons behind the practices of indigenous people. For the modern reader, the overt racism might be unsettling but it is also evidence of the perceptions that propelled the white man’s research. The language used is a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this republication. This book will be of interest to students of history, anthropology, and ethnic studies.
1. Traditional History 2. The Chiefs 3. Religion 4. Totem and Medicine 5. Justice 6. Land Tenure 7. Birth and Marriage Customs 8. The Daily Round 9. The Daily Round (continued) 10. Funeral Customs 11. Language 12. Vocabulary