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María Manuela Rodríguez

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born around 1772, she was living in Juigalpa, Nicaragua, in 1782 (aged 10) when she was taken prisoner by Meskito chief Yarrincee to become part of his harem. She lived among the indigenous and tried to subdue them by marrying a chief. She escaped in 1789 with a friar. (Knaster, 460.)

Life Events

Born 1772
Other 1782She was captured by Meskito chief Yarrincee.
Other 1789She escaped her kidnappers in 1789.


Knaster, Meri, (1977), Women in Spanish America: An Annotated Bibliography from Pre-Conquest to Contemporary Times


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