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

The Caste War

Paseo de los Héroes

 
 
The Caste War Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 28, 2019
1. The Caste War Marker
Inscription.  

Guerra de Castas
En el año 1847 dio inicio la más cruel y sanguinaria lucha que se ha suscitado en nuestro territorio, conocida como Guerra de Castas, éste fue un movimiento social (rebelión) de los nativos mayas que inicio en el sur y oriente dé Yucatán el 30 de julio de 1847 en contra de los blancos, criollos y, mestizos, que querían "dominar" todas las regiones del país, durante el desarrollo de la guerra hubo una cruenta matanza de personas (no exclusivamente blancos, criollos y mestizos) de todo aquel que se "opusiera" a la causa de la mayoría de los mayas.

Oficialmente concluyó en el año de 1901 cuando el eiército federal mexicano tomó la capital maya de Chan Santa Cruz (hoy Felipe Carrillo Puerto).

English translation:
The Caste War
In 1847 began the most cruel and bloodthirsty conflict in the history of our territory, known as Caste War. This was a social movement (or rebellion) of the native Maya which started in the south and east of Yucatán on July 30, 1847 against the whites, criollos and mestizos, who wanted to "dominate" all the regions of the country. During
The Caste War Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 28, 2019
2. The Caste War Marker
The marker is just north of the Allegory of Mestizaje sculpture and marker, seen here to the left.
the development of the war there were bloody massacres (not exclusively of whites, criollos and mestizos) of anyone who "opposed" the cause of the majority of the Maya.

Officially it concluded in 1901 when the Mexican federal army took the Mayan capital of Chan Santa Cruz (today Felipe Carrillo Puerto).
 
Location. 18° 30.215′ N, 88° 17.733′ 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. Allegory of Mestizaje (a few steps from this marker); Jacinto Pat (a few steps from this marker); Cecilio Chi (a few steps from this marker); Manuel Antonio Ay (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chetumal Mask (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 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chetumal.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, Non-US
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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