Insurrection at Toco

A part of Toco’s history painted on three water tanks, Trinidad, West Indies, 1997

This mural depicts the insurrection by the Caribs from the Spanish conquerors during the Spanish mission.The artist has reconstructed the systemic way in which these people were eradicated governed by the propagating of the Christian faith under the Spanish crown. The two murals are painted on two of three water tanks at Toco, Trinidad. It is a part of Toco’s history as in the insurrection, men, women and children threw themselves over the cliff or were otherwise killed by the conquerors.

Galera Point, Toco where both the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet. It is the spot where many indigenous Indians committed genocide in order not to be captured by the invaders.

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