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

Monument to Nachi Cocom

 
 
Monument to Nachi Cocom Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 27, 2019
1. Monument to Nachi Cocom Marker
Inscription.  

El C. Gobernador del Estado de Quintana Roo C.P. Carlos Joaquín González
Hace entrega del Monumento a Nachi Cocom, en recuerdo al muelle de concreto inaugurado el 1º de enero de 1932 llamado originalmente con el nombre de este halach uinik maya que defendió su cultura y su tierra.

Escultor Reynaldo Bolio Suárez “Pacceli” Agosto 2018

English translation:
The Constitutional Governor of the State of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González
This Monument to Nachi Cocom is placed here in memory of the concrete pier inaugurated on January 1, 1932, originally named after this “real Mayan man” who defended his culture and land.

Sculptor Reynaldo Bolio Suárez "Pacceli", August 2018
 
Erected 2018 by El Gobierno del Estado de Quintana Roo 2016-2022.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansWars, Non-US.
 
Location. 18° 29.579′ N, 88° 17.931′ 
Monument to Nachi Cocom and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 27, 2019
2. Monument to Nachi Cocom and Marker
W. Marker is in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco. Memorial is on Boulevard Bahía just east of Avenida Independencia, on the right when traveling east. 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. Payo Enríquez de Rivera (a few steps from this marker); Joop Beljön (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Fleet (within shouting distance of this marker); Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Government Palace (about 150 meters away); The History of Chetumal 1898-1905 (about 150 meters away); Musical Band (about 180 meters away); Manuel Ávila Camacho Theater (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chetumal.
 
Regarding Monument to Nachi Cocom. Nachi Cocom (ca. 1510 - 1562), later called Juan Cocom. A halach uinik maya ("real Mayan man" or local leader) of the Cocomes of the province of Sotuta, he was a descendant of the lords of Mayapán. He faced the Spanish conquerors in numerous battles as they attempted to take over the area. He was eventually beaten and captured by the Spanish near the new town of Mérida in 1541. His feat has led to him being commemorated as a hero. Today, many public centers and facilities in the Yucatan Peninsula carry his name.
 
Monument to Nachi Cocom and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 30, 2019
3. Monument to Nachi Cocom and Marker
The monument and marker can be seen towards the left, with the entrance to the Chetumal ferry pier to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on May 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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