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

Cecilio Chi

 
 
Cecilio Chi Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsNative AmericansWars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is July 30, 1847.
 
Location. 18° 30.223′ N, 88° 17.743′ W. Marker is in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in Othón P. Blanco. Memorial 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 QR 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
Cecilio Chi Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
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(here, next to this marker); 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.
 
Cecilio Chi statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 28, 2019
3. Cecilio Chi statue
Note the henequen plant incorporated into the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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May. 21, 2022