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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse18 Apr 2019 1:19 p.m. PST

"The Caste War of Yucatán (1847–1901) began with the revolt of native Maya people of Yucatán (Mexico) against the population of European descent (called Yucatecos) in political and economic control. A lengthy war ensued between the Yucateco forces in the north-west of the Yucatán and the independent Maya in the south-east. It officially ended with the occupation of the Maya capital of Chan Santa Cruz by the Mexican army in 1901, although skirmishes with villages and small settlements that refused to acknowledge Mexican control continued for over another decade…."
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rvandusen18 Apr 2019 3:16 p.m. PST

For the early part of this war one could use Mexican troops from the 1846-1848 war with the USA as Mexican Republican troops. After that finding what one needs in Maximillian War and later civil wars shouldn't be too hard.

I suppose the Mayan rebels would have dressed like campesinos so militia and bandit types from the entire era would be useful.

Lilian18 Apr 2019 4:03 p.m. PST

Indian soldier of the Yucatán Militia at Campeche but c.1834-1836

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse19 Apr 2019 11:46 a.m. PST

Many thanks Lilian!.


hyena12320 Apr 2019 9:36 a.m. PST

Never knew about this , but an interesting subject.

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