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RBG | We the Maroon People

RBG | We the Maroon People

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Maroons (from the Spanish word cimarrón: "fugitive, runaway", lit. "living on mountaintops"; from Spanish cima: "top, summit") were runaway slaves in the West Indies, Central America, South America, and North America, who formed independent settlements together. The same designation has also become a derivation for the verb to maroon.
Maroons (from the Spanish word cimarrón: "fugitive, runaway", lit. "living on mountaintops"; from Spanish cima: "top, summit") were runaway slaves in the West Indies, Central America, South America, and North America, who formed independent settlements together. The same designation has also become a derivation for the verb to maroon.

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RBG | We the Maroon People
Maroon (people)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBody of NdyukaMaroon child brought before ashaman,Suriname1955
Maroons
(from the Spanish word
cimarrón
: "fugitive, runaway", lit. "living on mountaintops";fromSpanish
cima
: "top, summit") were runawayslavesin theWest Indies,Central America,  South America,andNorth America,who formed independent settlements together. The same designation has also become a derivation for the verb 
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History
In theNew World,as early as 1512, black slaves had escaped from Spanish and Portuguesecaptors and either joined indigenous peoples or eked out a living on their own.
 SirFrancisDrakeenlisted several "cimaroons" during his raids on the Spanish.
 As early as 1655, runawayslaves had formed their own communities in inlandJamaica,and by the 18th century,Nanny Townand other villages began to fight for independent recognition.

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