Capital commune publishes book in honor of the Flecheros Indians of Matagalpas

The Directorate of Historical Heritage held a meeting with 200 Nicaraguan history teachers to present the new book entitled Los Indios Flecheros Matagalpas Heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto.

The new book will help history teachers to teach new generations of children and young people the role played by the arrowroot Indians of Matagalpas in the Battle of San Jacinto and that due to injustices in life they had been omitted from history.

Vice Mayor Enrique Armas highlighted the importance of the participation of the Indians and women in the Battle of San Jacinto.

“With the publication of this book, the mandate of our government led by Commander Daniel and Compañera Rosario is fulfilled. Once the participation of the arrowroot Indians of Matagalpa in the fight against filibusters in the San Jacinto farm was confirmed, They have joined forces to do justice and restore the presence of the Indians in the battle of San Jacinto and this book not only shows that the Indians participated but also the women, because in a neighboring farm of San Jacinto there were young girls who were curing the the wounded ”.

In the battle of San Jacinto participated in addition to the soldiers, the mestizos, the Indians, the love of freedom and sovereignty united everyone in the defense of the homeland.

The Director of Historical Heritage, Clemente Guido, explained that the Matagalpa Indians represented 40 percent of the national troops that fought in San Jacinto.

"Since 2008, when the tombs of the Indians were found, our government, chaired by Commander Daniel in 2010, has promoted them to be declared heroes of San Jacinto, with this, their place and dignity in history are restored," he said.

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