Near La Colonia in Mella, Independencia, Dominican Republic
Desde las entrañas la Sierra del Bahoruco dio el primer grito de libertad de todo el continente.
From the depths of the Sierra del Bahoruco, he gave the first cry of freedom for all of the continent.
Location. 18° 22.291′ N, 71° 27.268′ W. Marker is near La Colonia, Independencia, in Mella. Marker is at the intersection of Route 46 and Route 535, in the median on Route 46. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Colonia, Independencia 83000, Dominican Republic. Touch for directions.
Also see . . . Enriquillo. Enriquillo was a Taíno cacique who rebelled against the Spaniards from 1519 to 1533. Known as "Enrique" by the Spaniards, his rebellion is the best known rebellion during the early Caribbean period. He is considered a hero of indigenous resistance for those in the modern Dominican Republic and Haiti. His father, along with eighty other regional chieftains and his aunt Anacaona, was killed by Nicolás de Ovando while attending supposed “peace talks” with the Spanish in Jaragua. During the talks, (Submitted on August 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.