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Gurabo, Santiago 1805 Slave Rebellion

Throughout the history of the colonization of the island of Hispaniola(Quisqueya-Ayiti) there have been Maroons, both African and Native. This fight for freedom never ceased as the island, specially during the first 250 years of Spanish colonization where Maroons where numerous in all of the territory. Most of these maroons where brought down via peace treaties and in exchange for guaranteed freedom and to be "left alone". Most of us hear of the famous rebellions such as the Upper West African (Senengambian) Maroons in 1521, the famous Congolese Lemba of hte 1540s, and a myriad of others such as Juan Vaquero, Diego de Ocampo and the hundreds if not thousands of un-named women who where instrumental in these rebellions and maroonage.

Rebellion of Gurabo 1805
In the Valley of Gurabo, Santiago Late 1700s to Early 1800s, Don Marcos Mendez along with some of his relatives had many agricultural projects which where powered by the work of enslaved Africans and creoles. According to…
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