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date: 27 October 2020

Chatoyer, Joseph locked

?–1796 Chief and military leader of the Garinagu (a people of mixed Carib and African descent).

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In 1795, Joseph Chatoyer instigated a revolt of the Garinagu against the British on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent the original home of the Garinagu Chief Chatoyer was killed during combat against British forces and the Garinagu were deported to Roatán Island off the coast of Honduras ...

A version of this article originally appeared in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

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