The Weapons Kingdom of Gorontalo (Form, Symbols, and History)
International Journal of European Studies
Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 7-14
Received: Mar. 10, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 31, 2017; Published: Apr. 22, 2017
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Fendi Adiatmono, Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education, Jakarta Pusat, Republic of Indonesia
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There is something special that happen in every single history of people Gorontalo. Such as they always keeping their great grand-father legacy for 500 years. These things always happen because they very extremely respect their history. From some source, they said that for keeping the legacy people of Gorontalo make some deliberation (democracy system) to get the result who will keep the things. Although, Gorontalo on that day still on Ternate authorization, VOC, EIC, and Netherlands East Indies, Gorontalo people never care about the regulation that makes them fell not comfort, because they have a spirit and unity that can be seen from the legacy form their great-grandfather which always being their symbol for the discretion and freedom. The history culture of humanity can be divided into three stages, namely mythic, ontological, and functional. These things also can be seen in Gorontalo an inheritance. Moreover, Gorontalo traditional heritage named that Juwělě Spear with the existence of that things can be observed in the study. This qualitative study used theories and concepts from several disciplines such as Anthropology (acculturation) and Aesthetic (form, motif and symbol), thus it can be done with a multidisciplinary approach. This research is aimed first to determine the extent to which the people Gorontalo in preserving the traditional weapons such as Juwělě Spear, Pariso Shield, Umbrella Cotton Orange, Gold Rencong, and Ivory Dagger. Moreover, the second purpose of this research is to find out how the way people of Gorontalo take care of their heritage. Then, to see that Gorontalo have a connection with another region such as Java, Bugis, Goa and Aceh.
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Fendi Adiatmono, The Weapons Kingdom of Gorontalo (Form, Symbols, and History), International Journal of European Studies. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017, pp. 7-14. doi: 10.11648/j.ijes.20170101.12
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