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Vintage Haiti: ArtDream Tumblr: Mawon "Escaped Slave" – L'union Suite
Reposted from ArtDream Tumblr: Mawon Scaped Slave Mawon is the Haitian Kreyòl word for maroon, meaning “escaped slave”. The French encountered many forms of slave resistance during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The African slaves that fled to remote mountainous areas were called mawon. The mawon formed close-knit communities which practiced small-scale agriculture and hunting. Mawons were known for sneaking back to their plantations to free …