The most serious Maya revolt in colonial Yucatec history happened at a town called Cisteíl. Its leader was Jacinto Uc. We know him as Canek. Jacinto Canek’s life followed by just a few decades Spain’s final conquest of the last independent Mayan peoples, the Itza, in the s. Palacio del Gobernador (Governor’s Palace), Merida Picture: The Execution of Jacinto Canek – Check out TripAdvisor members’ candid photos and.
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Jacinto Canek: Biography and Rebellion | Life Persona
Although some of his subsequent actions seem bizarre, he actually manipulated Christian symbols and deeply ingrained traditional beliefs skillfully to recruit his fellow Maya to the uprising.
Crowned the new Mayan king and asserting semi-divine powers, Canek rapidly gained the support of neighboring towns. Guest writer James Gunn gives a glimpse into a book about Canek by a well-known Merida-born writer. Selecting it as the place to begin the revolt makes sense only when seen as part of the plan.
It was a new village, founded in about by groups of Maya migrants, people who would have had contacts in other places. In his frequent musings in the book about the nature of life and of mankind, Canek notes that the Maya are satisfied with little but that the whites are greedy, they always want more. More about Jacinto Canek on Wikipedia.
He had a particular interest in prehispanic and colonial times in Mexico, an interest that was awakened in many writers with the social changes that occurred during and after the difficult years of the Mexican Civil War that lasted for a decade beginning in Jacinto Canekor Jacinto Uc de los Santos c.
Ovations from the assembled citizens accompanied the protracted spectacle. Amid panic, paranoid fear, and great confusion, authorities had a difficult time finding out what was really happening.
In the skirmish that canrk, Captain Cosgaya, five of his soldiers and eight Indians were killed. People led him into the church and there proclaimed him king. By using this website or by closing this dialog you agree with the conditions described here.
The priest, however, was not killed. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. The Collective Enterprise of Survival Fra Dolcino, Apostle John Gilman, tetchy landlord The purpose of including this vignette, apparently, is to show Canek to be a sensitive, intelligent and caring Maya man, who befriends an outcast white boy.
Speaking to them in maya, he harangued them with the following words:. The outcome of the trial was never in doubt. His only mistake was letting escape a friar, Miguel Ruela, who was the one who warned the Spanish authorities of what was happening.
For a number of years he worked as a baker. For their part, the Spaniards were not willing to let them escape.
This, named Tiburcio Cosgaya, soon prepared a detachment to go to Cisteil. Banda Singh Bahadur In Jacintk himself, Canek is captured along with the rest of his followers.
This august regnal name was asserted by a shaman previously known as Jacinto Uc de los Santos English Wikipedia entry Spanish. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. Louis Riel, Metis leader. Father Ruela escaped, but Canek succeeded in demonstrating his seriousness of purpose, and his support grew. It was these monks who gave him the opportunity to study, something forbidden to the natives at the time.
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That is why several rebellions had already taken place before the one led by Canek. Canek told his followers that the ultimate victory of the Mayas was already written in Chilam Balam manuscripts.
But Canek and about followers were then apprehended at Sibac. On the following days sentences of lashes and mutilation loss of an ear were carried out against other participants.
Updated, corrected edition of work. That must have been what Cosgaya expected. The attack on Cisteil is brutal and about Maya die, for only 40 soldiers.
December 14th, Headsman. After a short dialog between Canek and Pacheco, the merchant was killed. His followers went to the church and removed the statues of the Virgin of Guadalupealong with other sacred objects.
However, Canek and his men were already prepared: Many streets, schools, and parks bear his name throughout the peninsula and all of Mexico. It has been considered as an antecedent of what would happen a century later, with the so-called War of Castes in the Yucatan.
The Maya people did not forget Canek, and the memory became a rallying point.