Suriname Slave Rebellion Among Creoles

In this post I want to address slave rebellions that did not involve joining one of the maroon tribes in Suriname.

First I want to deal with an issue that confuses many locals as well as foreigners, namely the question: Why didn’t all the slaves join the maroon tribes?

suriname maroon soldier Continue reading


Slave Uprising – Tempati Rebellion – Ndyuka

One of the most significant uprisings in Suriname was the Tempati Rebellion. This rebellion later grew into one of the most powerful maroon groups, the Ndyuka.


The Tempati uprising of 1757. Continue reading