A map of the Baga trritory, Mostly to the left


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We are farmers who grow rice in wet paddies along the west coast. Cotton, gourds, millet, oil palms, okra, sesame, and sorghum are also grown to suplement the Baga rice. The land is not the best for agriculture, and the crops occationaly fail. The Baga believe that a bumper crop can be halpes by having benevolant spirits. Coastal fishing also plays an important role in our economy.


The major parts of our culture are the anok, a-tscol or elek, bird heads with human features that are used at special occations, such as funerals and harvests. In our culture every family owns an elek, which is put in the family shrine. The elek represents the stature of the family. It is used to punish criminals, and is belived to protect us from witches.


Our religion, is mostly based on lineage, and is seperate for man and women. For the man, creator god is known as Kanu, and the male spirit is known as Somtup. The female society is governed by a-Bol, the wife of Somtup. Shrines are also kept by families in order to remember and appease the ancestors. The Elek has a large role here..


Blog 1 1807 C.E. : We are finialy free from the fear of slavery, Britain officially ends its participation in the international slave trade and encourages other European and American nations to follow its example. By 1820, both the British and French navies patrol the west coast of Africa to intercept illicit slave ships.
Blog 2 1808 C.E.: They are sending our people back, but they are changed, they are no longer true africans, The British government begins its relocation of freed slaves living in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Jamaica to back to africa. Africa's population is supplanted by slaves from Central and West Africa seized from illegal slave traders bound for the Americas. Fusing European and African traditions, a vibrant creole culture develops on the coast.
Blog 3 1884 C.E.: We are divided up without a say in the matter, The European powers partition Africa at the Berlin Conference.

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