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Leogane is the birthplace of the Taino queen Anacaona

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Leogane is the birthplace of the Taino queen Anacaona

Before the town was giving the name, Léogâne, it was called by its name from the Amerindian's, Yaguana. A fascinating part of its history is that it was the place where Anacaona, a Taino queen, was born. It was also the hometown of the wife of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a Haitian revolutionary, Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité. Also from Léogâne, having been stationed there as a military officer, was the man who led the resistance against the U.S. starting in 1915, Charlemagne Péralte.

Tags: leogane, Pre-Colonization, Anacaona, Indian

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