Simply Belize: The Yucatec Maya Part 2 Caste War & the myth of the Empty Land

This is a documentary about the Maya of Northern Belize who belong to the group known as the Yucatec Maya . The Yucatec Maya are mostly found in Corozal,Orange Walk and Cayo . This part speaks about the Myth of the Empty land created by the British and the Caste War when the Yucatec Maya grandparents stood up to fight against the British and Spanish . With interviews to a Maya elder Benjamina Catch from Xaibe(Corozal) ,Dr Angel Cal a Maya of Yo creek(Orange Walk),John Morrison etc Note when they speak about the central Maya they mean the Yucatec Maya group known as the Cruzoob Maya and when they talk about the southern Maya they mean the Yucatec Maya group known as Iciache Maya.




Simply Belize: The Yucatec Maya Part 3 Caste War & Sugar Cane

Bio:The Yucatec Maya (Most came from the Yucatan peninsula what is now the Campeche,Yucatan and Quintana Roo States , escaping from the Guerra Social Maya better known as Caste War in 1840's). There have been evidence that their were still Yucatec Maya living in the extreme northwestern part of Belize in the Rio Bravo area before the massive migration of Maya from Mexico. The British reported several attacks in 1788 and 1801 from the Maya. A Yucatec Maya group name the Iciache Maya which territory included northwestern Belize and Southern Mexico resisted to the British expansion of logwood cutting. The Iciache Maya with the help of Maya who migrated to the San Pedro Yalbac area defeated the British Troops in December 21,1866 Which is known as the Battle of San Pedro Yalbac. Others are descendant of the Yucatec Maya group known as the Cruzoob Maya rebels who migrated to Belize from Chan Santa Cruz Areas. Today Many Yucatec Maya work as Cane farmers,milpero,Teachers,Soldiers,Police and other jobs. Note: When they speak in this documentary about the Central Maya they referring to the Yucatec Maya group known as the Cruzoob Maya and when they refore to the Souther Maya they referring to the Yucatec Maya group known as the Iciache Maya.