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THE 452 YEAR WAR

Historically the maroons have been vilified because of a part of the peace treaty which required them to return runaway slaves to the slaver, however the maroons were far more sophisticated than given credit and clearly understood intricacy of this treaty and played it to their advantage as seen from the following historical record:


“ In the year 1760, an occasion occurred of putting the courage, fidelity, and humanity of these people to the test. The Koromantyn slaves, in the parish of St. Mary rose into rebellion, and the Maroons were called upon, according to the treaty, to co-operate in their suppression. A party of them accordingly arrived at the scene of action, the second or third day after the rebellion had broken out. The whites had already defeated the insurgents, in a pitched battle, at Haywood Hall, killed eight or nine of their number, and driven the remainder into the woods.
The Maroons were ordered to pursue them, and were promised a certain reward for each rebel they might kill or take prisoner. They accordingly pushed into the woods, and after rambling about for a day or two, returned with a collection of human ears, which they pretended to have cut from the heads of rebels they had slain in battle, the particulars of which they minutely related.
Their report was believed, and they received the money stipulated to be paid them. Yet it was afterwards found that they had not killed a man; that no engagement had taken place, and that the ears which they had produced, had been severed from the dead bodies which had lain unburied at Hayewood Hall.”
The Proceedings of the Governor and Assembly of Jamaica
In regard to the Maroon Negroes … et all
Printed in London 1796
John Stockdale, Piccadilly
THE NUMBERS
MAROON HERO

Victorious African Village
Small African Villages also won heroic battles against formidable foes, sometimes several European powers worked together to attack small villages with machine guns and cannons.

1564. … Sir John Hawkings went south along the coast until he reached what is now called Sherbo Island, one of the most peaceful and idyllic regions on the hauntingly beautiful coast-line of Sierra Leone. Here they lingered ‘going every day on shore to take inhabitants, with burning and spoiling their towns’.
On Sherbro Island, moreover, Hawkings came across some cooperative Portuguese who told him of an inland village (by now the coastal villages were probably destroyed and people enslaved as prisoners of war) where, they said, some one hundred women and children lived protected by only forty males. The Englishmen set off after this easy and tempting prey but, ignoring Hawkings’ orders and inflamed by the conviction that the Africans kept gold in their huts, the soldiers (note: trained English soldiers – army of enslavement) split up, fanning out singly or two together and ransacking the village. While preoccupied with this they were surprised by a band of Africans who attacked them, wounding several, and pursued them back to their boats shooting at them with arrows and hacking to pieces those who were floundering full armoured in the mud.
SINS OF THE FATHERS
JAMES POPE-HENNESSY 1967
In truth slavery in Jamaica was an almost endless war over 452 years from 1510 when the Spanish enslaved and annihilated the Native Arawaks down to every last man woman and child to Jamaican independence in 1962. Africa was being continually attacked by many countries who sent well equipped armies of enslavement that would attack small villages killing the few warriors and taking away men nursing and pregnant mothers and children as prisoners of war into slavery