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Origins of the Suriname Kwinti Maroons

Author(s): Wim Hoogbergen

Journal: New West Indian Guide
ISSN 1382-2373

Volume: 66;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 27;
Date: 1992;
Original page

Keywords: Suriname | military history | Maroons

Narrative history of the Kwinti Maroons covering approximately 250 years. They had settled West of Paramaribo before 1750. Only in 1887, 24 years after the abolition of slavery, did the authorities acknowledge the Kwinti as free Maroons. Based on archival sources in Suriname and the Netherlands.
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