Saturday, November 19, 2016


The words "Maroon" and "Seminole" share the same origin in the Spanish 
word cimarrón, meaning "wild" or "untamed".
Maroon communities where mostly African refugees who escaped the 

brutality of slavery on plantations and joined refugee in remote areas, 
like the Cuban mountains.
Beginning in the late 17th century, Jamaican Maroons fought British 

colonists to a draw and eventually signed treaties in the 18th century 
that effectively freed them over 50 years before the abolition of the 
slave trade in 1807. 

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