Skip to main content

Liberian-Grebo War of 1876

Liberian Grebo War Dancers


In 1875, the USS Alaska was dispatched by President Ulysses S. Grant to Liberia, after Liberian troops lost a series of battles to Grebo warriors. A war broke out among a confederation of Grebo peoples in 1875. The Liberian government asked the United States to serve as mediator. In response, a United States emissary visited the G'debo kingdom and the Liberian republic and dispatched a naval ship to assist the Liberian government in settling the conflict. In the 1870s many of the Grebo chiefdoms, encouraged by foreign traders, had united in forming a "kingdom" in part of Maryland County that declared its independence from Liberia and resumed trading freely with passing foreign ships. War followed, and the Grebo overran several settlements before an American naval expeditionary force arrived to quell the uprising and expel the foreign traders. James Milton Turner, the American Envoy to Liberia from 1871-1878, was perceived by both sides of the national-political spectrum as intervening in the political battles between the Republican Party [dominated by the mulattos], and the Whigs [controlled by the dark-skinned Liberians]. Turner assisted the Liberian Government in getting US Government to intervene militarily in the Liberian-Grebo War of 1876. In concluding a peace treaty with the Grebo chiefs, the American commander promised to use his influence to obtain for them a grant of citizenship that would enable then as Liberians to conduct trade on their own behalf without intermediaries. Liberian authorities expressed gratitude for American aid in suppressing the Grebo rebellion but ignored the naval officer's advice on indigenous African affairs.


Source: Global Security 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Africa's Mega Star Don Jazzy Gives Liberian Super Star Bucky Raw an Accolades on the Success of his New Album

The success of Bucky Raw's latest album 'Cs2' is taking over the internet.  The Trapco king Album gained the #1 spot on iTunes World Music chart.  One of Africa's biggest music producer, Don Jazzy has joined in on the celebration.  He gave Bucky Raw a shout out recently on his Instagram.  Congrats Bucky.  

Liberia: Stunna In Negotiation For $1Million Deal With Universal Music

The rumor is true.  Speaking with Liberian musician Stunna management this morning, it has being confirmed that Stunna and his team are negotiating with Universal Music to take on the artist.  His team did not confirmed the exact amount, because negotiation is still in process, but it has been said that $1million was the first offer.  The global company's main rival is Temple Music, home to Nigeria's Iyana, who has worked with the Liberian artist in the past. But with Universal reportedly offering more than $1m for a six-year contract, it seem like Stunna is leaning towards Universal Music.  

Liberian Artist Bucky Raw Album Cs2 Hits #1 on iTunes Top 100 World Music Albums

Congratulations to Liberia's very own Trapco King, Bucky Raw, for making a major career achievement.  Bucky Raw Cs2 album just hit #1 on  iTunes top 100 most popular world music albums.
The Chart of the most popular and best selling world albums on iTunes was last updated: Sunday, September 2 2018, 2:00 pm.