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Colonial Treaty as Sacred Charter of the Jamaican Maroons

Barbara Klamon Kopytoff
Ethnohistory
Vol. 26, No. 1 (Winter, 1979), pp. 45-64
Published by: Duke University Press
DOI: 10.2307/481467
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/481467
Page Count: 20
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Colonial Treaty as Sacred Charter of the Jamaican Maroons
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Abstract

Treaties signed in 1739 between Jamaican Maroons and the English colonial government defined their relationship and legally encapsulated the Maroon communities. While seemingly in accord, the two sides had fundamentally different views of the treaties: to the government they were ordinary legal documents; to the Maroons they were sacred charters. After documenting this divergence of views into the present, the paper considers the problem of how a relationship is maintained between parties who take irreconcilable views of it.

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