marooning defined

maroon comes from the spanish word cimarrón, meaning fugitive, runaway, living on mountaintops.  It refers to people who were runaway slaves in the the americas.  ultimately several groups of self-freeing slaves ran off from portuguese, spanish, english and french overseers and began their own settlements, oftentimes intermixing various african and indigenous cultures in the process.  







~ by cyrah on November 11, 2011.

2 Responses to “marooning defined”

  1. You are running from someone or something?

    • haha dunori, thanks for checking out the blog brother! quite the opposite – marooning is about settling and moving about freely in dancerly and anticolonial ways.

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