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American Maroon

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The maroons created their own independent communities, which in some cases have survived for centuries, and until recently remained separate from mainstream society.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, maroon communities began to disappear as forests were razed, although some countries, such as Guyana and Suriname, still have large maroon populations living in the forests.

As the planters took over more land for crops, the maroons began to lose ground on the small islands.

A military expedition led by German de Aguilera destroyed the settlement, killing Guillermo, but only succeeded in capturing eight adults and two children. Maroons in French Guiana: History, culture, demographics, and socioeconomic development along the Maroni and Lawa Rivers (PDF) (Report). After the governor tricked the Trelawny Maroons into surrendering, the colonial government deported approximately 600 captive maroons to Nova Scotia.Sebastián Lemba, born in Africa, successfully rebelled against the Spaniards in 1532, and banded together with other Africans in his 15-year struggle against the Spanish colonists. Here's the plot: "This film presents the untold history of Foundational Black American rebellions and maroon colonies that existed during the antebellum slavery period in America.

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