Spanish Indian

We stopped and decided to visit the at least one of them. Were interviewed five representatives of local intellectuals (people who do understand all our Spanish). Whether they saw the white for the first time in their lives, whether it was really unknown, where here in their village of caves with rock paintings, which are more than half a century and are considered, almost heritage by UNESCO. It is said that these caves served as a refuge illustrious leader Enriquillo, in whose honor and named the lake, where we are heading. Enriquillo was the son of one of the chief representatives of the Indian people, but soon became an orphan. He was brought by the Spaniards in the convent San Francisco, and then was sent to work within the established colonial system repartimiento involving the use of slave labor on plantations of the Spanish Indian lessees of land.

In 1519 Enriquillo escaped from their masters. Then he gathered a numerous group of Taino to carry out raids from bases in the equipped south. For 11 years, the Spaniards tried in vain to destroy his opponent. Hiding in the mountainous south-western regions which used guerrilla tactics against the rebels managed to remain out of reach for the colonialists. In 1530 the Spaniards finally admitted defeat and signed a peace treaty. However, peace was not to last long. Like-minded Enriquillo settled on the shores of the lake that bears the name of today's national hero, and took over the formation of a society without oppression, without slavery and oppression.

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