Native Peoples of the World: An Encylopedia of Groups, by Steven L. Danver

By Steven L. Danver

This paintings examines the world's indigenous peoples, their cultures, the nations during which they stay, and the problems that impression those teams.

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Medical supplies, food, and water were in short supply. The refugee camps, which were overpopulated and ravaged by disease and hunger, had some of the highest mortality rates in all of Africa. Acholi traditional culture also suffered. Although the Acholi initially supported the HSM/ LRA, that support waned once the group began targeting civilians, including many Acholi. The Ugandan government responded by attempting to hunt down and capture Kony, but it has not been effective in ending the war.

Shortly thereafter, over 90 percent of the Acholi population in four districts, totaling more than 1 million people, also was relocated. Medical supplies, food, and water were in short supply. The refugee camps, which were overpopulated and ravaged by disease and hunger, had some of the highest mortality rates in all of Africa. Acholi traditional culture also suffered. Although the Acholi initially supported the HSM/ LRA, that support waned once the group began targeting civilians, including many Acholi.

Osei Tutu formally established Kumasi as the Asante capital. His authority was symbolized by the Golden Stool, which, according to legend, descended from the sky, sealing Osei Tutu’s self-declaration as Asantehene (king of Asante). All subsequent Asante rulers were enthroned on the Golden Stool. At the same time, the title of Asantehemaa (queen mother) also was established. The queen mother, who could be the mother, sister, or aunt of the Asantehene, was chosen by her lineage age grade based on merit.

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