In Jamaica West Indies the Ashanti became leaders of the rebellion and later became known as the Maroons. They were Queen Nanny, she was made a National hero, the only female hero. She is also the face on the $500 bill. Other Ashanti in Jamaica were Marcus Garvey, Captain Cudjoe nannys brother and the leader of the Accompong Maoon another of her sibling, her other brother Quako became the leader of the Portland Maroons.The Ashanti who made it to North America during the mid 1600s became men and women of honor they fought for freedom, justice and the right to govern themselves. In fact DNA evidence prove i am King Osie Tutu 1st great -great grand daughter these are my family members from the Ashanti Empire. Some were taken, others went on a rescue mission all were captured.They waged an 80 year war against the Brits hence, the 1739 British Maroon Blood Treaty. We fought for what the Ghana coat of arms said" Freedom and Justice". Some of the face of Ashanti in North America are Usain Bolt, Michael Jordan, Bob Marley, Malcolm X, Booker T. Washington,Frederick Douglass and Dr. Martin L. King, but the list is long just to name a few. The truth of the Golden Stool is with us here in Jamaica. King Osie Tutu children and great grand children were (Carry-beyone) in the Caribbean we are here. We are the Ashanti that later became the Maroon. Truth be known if you are African and not living in Africa you too are Maroon(ed) We are the Ashanti Maroon(ed) in Jamaica. My love for you my people is deep.