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Chetumal in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Cecilio Chi

 
 
Cecilio Chi Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 28, 2019
1. Cecilio Chi Marker
Inscription.  

Cecilio Chi
1823-1849
Cacique de Tepich, Quintana Roo.
Como reacción a la represión y muerte de Antonio Ay el 30 de julio de 1847 inicia la Guerra de Castas en Tepich. Luchó por constituir una nación maya, independiente de México, que respetara los derechos de los indígenas.

English translation:
Cecilio Chi
1823-1849
Leader from Tepich, Quintana Roo.
As a reaction to repression and the death of Antonio Ay on July 30, 1847, he began the Caste War in Tepich. He fought to constitute a Mayan nation, independent of Mexico, that would respect the rights of indigenous people.
 
Location. 18° 30.223′ N, 88° 17.743′ W. Marker is in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida de los Héroes and Mahatma Gandhi, on the left when traveling north on Avenida de los Héroes. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chetumal, Quintana Roo 77000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacinto Pat (here, next to this marker); Manuel Antonio Ay (here, next to this marker); The Caste War
Cecilio Chi Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 28, 2019
2. Cecilio Chi Marker
The Cecilio Chi marker and statue is the center of these three memorials related to the Caste War.
(a few steps from this marker); The Chetumal Mask (within shouting distance of this marker); Allegory of Mestizaje (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeological Sites of Southern Quintana Roo (within shouting distance of this marker); Manuel Ignacio Altamirano Market (within shouting distance of this marker); La Chetumaleña (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chetumal.
 
Categories. Civil RightsNative AmericansWars, Non-US
 
Cecilio Chi statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 28, 2019
3. Cecilio Chi statue
Note the henequen plant incorporated into the monument.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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