Tuesday, April 20, 2010
#101 - The Ashanti. My New Heroes.
Ghana! WOW! What a surprise.
Charissa is an American student student currently studying in Ghana. Somehow she found my blog and decided to send a card for the project.
This my friends, is the current Ashantehere or chief of the Ashanti tribe, the largest ethnic group within Ghana. They are known for being fierce warriors and accumulating gold. : (Check out Mr. Tutu's collection!)
And you know what else I love about the Ashanti people? They live in a matrilineal society (say what?) which means the line of descent is traced through the FEMALE. Land rights, property and titles are also passed down through the females.
Clearly, one of the few intelligent societies on Earth ;)