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Near La Colonia in Mella, Independencia, Dominican Republic
 

Enriquillo

 
 
Enriquillo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 10, 2019
1. Enriquillo Marker
Inscription.  

Enriquillo
Desde las entrañas la Sierra del Bahoruco dio el primer grito de libertad de todo el continente.

English translation:
Enriquillo
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,
Enriquillo and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 10, 2019
2. Enriquillo and Marker
Spanish soldiers ambushed the chieftains, also known as caciques, set the meeting house on fire, and proceeded to kill anyone who fled the flames. Enriquillo was then raised in a monastery in Santo Domingo. One of his mentors was Bartolomé de Las Casas. De Las Casas was a Spanish Roman Catholic Priest focused on the rights of Native Americans. (Submitted on August 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Categories. Civil RightsPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
Enriquillo Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 10, 2019
3. Enriquillo Monument and Marker
Enriquillo statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 10, 2019
4. Enriquillo statue
 

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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.
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