‘the maroons’ ted finkenauer jamaica’s fighting spirit can be seen even in its early days with the maroons. Not to be confused with second maroon war raiding of jamaican sugar plantations was a reoccurring theme for maroons maroons relied on the raiding of the plantations for their own survival. Leonard parkinson, a captain of maroons, from: jamaica assembly the proceedings of the governor and assembly of jamaica, in regard to the maroon negroes. With no taxes, no police and hardly any crime, the semi-independent town of accompong in western jamaica is an idyll for the traveller looking to get off the beaten track, says vicky baker. By guest columnist carol merrill-mirsky, phd jeff richmond, jacqueline djedje, and carol merrill-mirsky at the peace cave where the 1738-39 peace treaty was signed. Coordinates accompong (from the akan name acheampong) is a historical maroon village located in the hills of st elizabeth parish on the island of jamaicait is located in cockpit country, where the local terrain enabled maroons and indigenous taíno to establish a fortified stronghold in the 17th century. View maroons in jamaica research papers on academiaedu for free. The jamaican maroons were runaway slaves who fought the british during the 18th century, and the name is still used today for their modern descendants.
Jamaican national hero queen nanny was a remarkable woman who became a well-respected spiritual leader of the jamaican maroons in the 18th century queen nanny was kidnapped from ghana, africa, and forced into slavery in jamaica as a. In 1739 the british governor in jamaica signed a treaty with the maroons, promising them 2500 acres (10 km²) in two locations they were to remain in their five main towns – accompong, trelawny town, mountain top, scots hall, nanny town – living under their own chiefs with a british supervisor in each town. By: celina decastro this day in history: march 1, 1739, colonel guthrie and cudjo, the leaders of the maroons of cockpit country signed a peace treaty allowing maroons the right to self-govern and 1500 acres of jamaican land.
The community of flagstaff in maroon town is said to be home to the richest collection of maroon heritage in jamaica. Jamaica maroons, visit accompong town st elizabeth on january 6th and participate in their annual independence celebrations and learn about their beliefs and culture. In 1739 the british governor in jamaica signed a treaty with the maroons promising them 2500 acres in two different locations they were to remain in their 5 main towns accompong, trelawny, mountain top, scots hall, nanny town. Accompong news, accompong, west indies 744 likes accompong news is geared at informing the public on accompong current affairs, maroon affairs and news.
A collection of genealogical profiles related to maroons of jamaica. The maroons of jamaica are descendants of africans who fought and escaped from slavery and established free communities in the mountains of jamaica during slavery african slaves in jamaica were first imported.
In hemispheric context, the early maroon communities of jamaica -- those formed in the 17(th) century, during the late spanish and early british periods -- were hardly unique. The maroons of jamaica excerpted from the book travellers and outlaws, episodes in american history , section black rebellion, five slave revolts. Maroons intermittently used guerrilla tactics against jamaican militia and british troops, who had destroyed many maroon settlements in 1686 two of the bloodiest periods in the 18th century became known as the maroon wars. The jamaican maroons were descendants of ex-slaves who had fled to the hills following the british take-over of theisland in 1655 they took up residence in the interior.
The maroons gained their freedom by fighting two wars with the british after defeating the british in the first war a peace treaty was made.
Black suriname: african maroon societies in south america maroon communities in the so-called new world jamaican maroons waiting to ambush an approaching british. Queen nanny of the windward maroons has largely been ignored by historians who have restricted their focus to male figures in maroon history learn more about jamaica only female national hero. Visit accompong immerse yourself in the heritage of the jamaican maroons and in the beauty of the cockpit country.