• Leapers Hill
  • The Indigenous Memorial

The Indigenous Memorial

The Indigenous Memorial is a monument in St. Patrick that commemorates the courage of Kalinago people (Caribs), who fought fearlessly to defend the land they called home for over a century. The story told of the Caribs is an important one in the history of St. Patrick, and Grenada overall. After capturing Grenada from Dutch privateers, French men were constantly seeking ways to wipe out the indigenous Caribs. With repeated attacks, an opportunity came when Thomas, a Carib male, revealed the place where many of the remaining Caribs were residing at the time. On May 30th, 1660, a Frenc battalion launched a bloody attack at night, which decimated the group. With no other escape, those who survived the onslaught refused to surrender and instead jumped over a precipice to a watery grave at Sauteurs Bay. The French called the precipice Le Morne De Sauteurs (translated to Leapers' Hill). A museum at Leapers' Hill features a collection of Carib artifacts.

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