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Asante and the Dutch 1744–1873$
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Larry W. Yarak

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198221562

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221562.001.0001

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Office, Expertise, and Personality: An ‘Internal’ Perspective on Asante Administration of Dutch and Elmina Affairs

Office, Expertise, and Personality: An ‘Internal’ Perspective on Asante Administration of Dutch and Elmina Affairs

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(p.250) 6 Office, Expertise, and Personality: An ‘Internal’ Perspective on Asante Administration of Dutch and Elmina Affairs
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Asante and the Dutch 1744–1873
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LARRY W. YARAK

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221562.003.0007

This chapter tries to integrate the archival material with oral data collected in Asante, in order to provide a more comprehensive analysis of the nature of administration and administrative change in Asante in the 18th and 19th centuries. It starts by describing the Boakye Yam Kuma Okyeame stool. In general, Asante administration of Dutch and Elmina affairs developed in five distinct phases: the period from 1744 (and no doubt earlier) to c.1775, when the administrative duties were assigned entirely at the king's prerogative to subordinate chiefs or favoured nhenkwaa; the period from 1775–1817, when all the duties linked with the administration of Dutch and Elmina affairs were attached to the Boakye Yam Kuma stool; the period from 1818–19, when all of the responsibilities involved in administering Dutch and Elmina affairs passed to the ahenkwaa Gyese; the period from 1822–32, when the administrative tasks were assigned to Debosohene Kwadwo Akyampon, the head of the Asantehene's household; and the period from 1837–73, when the Boakye Yam Kuma stool ‘sons’ regained some of the authority in Dutch and Elmina matters lost in 1817–18.

Keywords:   Asante administration, Dutch affairs, Elmina affairs, Boakye Yam Kuma stool, Debosohene Kwadwo Akyampon

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