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Exhibition Content and Thematic Outline 

        Creativity and Resistance: Maroon Cultures in the Americas is comprised of five free-standing modular units and includes text, photographs, graphics, 16 small objects in 9 cases affixed to panels, 1 map, and a time line. The dimensions for the exhibition are 750 square feet (70 square meters), assuming a 4' clearance around units and walls.

Exhibition Thematic Outline

Unit A - Creativity and Resistance: Maroon Cultures in the Americas

  • Introduction

  • Adaptation, Survival, and Alliances

  • Maroon History and Identity

Unit B - Contemporary Maroons

  • French Guiana and Suriname
        Ndjuka (Okanisi) Maroons
        Saramaka Maroons
        Aluku (Boni) Maroons

  • Jamaica
        Leeward Maroons of Accompong
        Windward Maroons of Moore Town

  • United States and Mexico
        Seminole Maroons

Unit C - Expressions of Creativity

  • Art and Design

  • Music and Dance

  • Foodways

Unit D - Spirituality, Language, and the Power of Nature

  • Maroon Spirituality

  • Traditional Medicine and the Power of Plants

  • New Languages and Verbal Traditions

Unit E - Toward the Future

  • Traditions of Self-Government

  • Gender and Generation

  • Preserving Identity