Chatoyer, the chief of the black charaibes in St. Vincent with his wives ca. 1773

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Title

Chatoyer, the chief of the black charaibes in St. Vincent with his wives ca. 1773

Description

The picture shows Joseph Chatoyer with two of his wives. The women are partially nude except for their skirts. Chatoyer is seen patially nude as well and sports an orange tie-head. He poses with a weapon while he smokes a pipe. One wife carries a load on her back while the other puts down hers in front of Chatoyer. Joseph Chatoyer was a Garifuna chief who led a revolt against the British colonial government of Saint Vincent in 1795.

Subject

St. Vincent - History; Chatoyer, Joseph, - 1795; Garifuna (Caribbean people) - St. Vincent and the Grenadines - St. Vincent - History - 18th century; Brunias, Agostino

Creator

Brunias; gostino

Source

NLJ Print Collection

Identifier

D0001862

Format

JPEG

Type

Print

Citation

Brunias; gostino, “Chatoyer, the chief of the black charaibes in St. Vincent with his wives ca. 1773 ,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed November 24, 2020, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/295.