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San Miguel de Cozumel in Municipality of San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Monument to Gonzálo Guerrero

 
 
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Inscription.
En 1511, un grupo de naufragos españoles arribo a Yucatan de ellos solo dos sobrevivían al llegar Hernan Cortes a Cozumel En 1519 enterado el hispano Jerónimo de Aguilar retorno a los suyos y fue interprete del conquistador el otro Gonzalo Guerrero, integrado a los mayas prefirió quedarse con los suyos, primera familia mestiza mexicana.

La región maya, politeísta, fue concepción teológica elaborada alrededor de la astronomía, el calendario y la naturaleza.

Durante tres días, los españoles bordearon la isla y el día 6 de mayo de 1518, llegaron a buen puerto, rada del actual San Miguel de Cozumel donde pensando hallar resistencia bajaron armados, sin embargo fueron recibidos en paz y con asombro admiraron el primer edificio de piedra que hallaron en el Nuevo Mundo.

Cuando se multiplicó la muchedumbre de los hijos de la tierra la jícara blanca, la flor encarnada fue Cuzamil.
Chilam Balam…texto prehispánico.

English marker text and translations:
In 1511 a Spanish group of shipwrecked people arrived to Yucatan. Two of them were alive when Hernan Cortes came to Cozumel in 1519. One of them Jeronimo de Aguilar got to know about this event and decided to join his people again and served as an interpreter to the conquerors. The other shipwrecked Gonzalo Guerrero
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who was integrated to the Mayans preferred to stay with them and founded the first Mexican mixed race family by marrying a Mayan woman.

The Mayan religion, polytheist, was a theological conception based on astronomy calendar and nature.

For three days, the Spaniards skirted the island and on May 6, 1518, arrived at this good port, now known as San Miguel de Cozumel. Thinking they would find resistance they arrived armed, however they were received in peace. With wonder they admired the first stone building they had seen in the New World.

When the crowd of children of the earth multiplied, the white gourd, the incarnate flower was Cuzamil.
Chilam Balam ... a prehispanic text.

 
Location. 20° 31.012′ N, 86° 56.747′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of San Miguel de Cozumel. Marker is on Avenida Rafael E. Melgar, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Avenida Rafael E. Melgar, San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo 77609, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Arrival of the Spanish in Cozumel (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Tribute to the 201st Squadron of the Mexican Expeditionary Force (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Lockheed T-33.
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 15, 2017
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(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); North American T-28A Trojan (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Mexican Air Force Expeditionary Squadron 201 Memorial (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Benito Juárez García (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The First Mass Celebrated in Mexico (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Cozumel's Tribute to the Defenders of the Nation (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Cozumel.
 
More about this marker. The monument is made of a central statue of Gonzálo Guerrero with Zaásil and two of their children over a map of Cozumel. Columns surround the statue and various bronze markers are mounted to the columns and other stonework of the monument.
 
Regarding Monument to Gonzálo Guerrero. Gonzálo Guerrero (b. Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, Spain - circa 1470 – d. Puerto de Caballos, Honduras, August 13, 1536) was a Spanish sailor and one of the first Europeans to settle in an indigenous culture. After being shipwrecked near Cozumel in 1511, he started a family with a Mayan woman named Zaásil.
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They had three children together. He eventually died fighting against the Spanish conquerors under Pedro de Alvarado. He is a controversial figure because he acculturated into Mayan culture and became a Mayan leader during the Spanish conquest of Yucatan. He was known as “The Renegade” by his Spanish compatriots, while in most of Mexico he is known as “The Father of Mestizaje (those of mixed race)”.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 107 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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