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Travels with TooyHistory, Memory, and the African American Imagination$
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Richard Price

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226680583

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.001.0001

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Politics 04182005/05302005

Politics 04182005/05302005

(p.237) Politics 04182005/05302005
Travels with Tooy
University of Chicago Press

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

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