Politics 04182005/05302005

in Travels with Tooy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226680583
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226680576 | DOI:
Politics 04182005/05302005

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This chapter focuses on the political problem of Tooy as Samaraka captain of Cayenne. It explains that some members of the Conseil General, the political body that officially recognizes Amerindian and Maroon captains, brought a Saramaka to the Aluku gaama and declared him captain of the Saramakas of Cayenne, leaving Tooy powerless. Another problem was the defection of Tooy's assistant Kaluse to his rival.

Keywords: Samaraka captain; Tooy; Cayenne; Conseil General; Aluku gamma; political problems

Chapter.  3637 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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