Michael Thompson, “Queen Nanny—Freedom Fighter,” 2009

The years 1728 to 1740 represent Queen Nanny’s reign as leader of the [Jamaican] maroons. The roles this revolutionary woman played in the struggle against the British included warrior, general, and spiritual leader. As a priestess, or obeah woman, she was considered to have spiritual and supernatural powers and the capacity to perform miracles. As a military strategist she was one of the greatest planners of successful maroon raids, ambushes and counterattacks.

Michael Thompson, “Queen Nanny—Freedom Fighter,” 2009

The years 1728 to 1740 represent Queen Nanny’s reign as leader of the [Jamaican] maroons. The roles this revolutionary woman played in the struggle against the British included warrior, general, and spiritual leader. As a priestess, or obeah woman, she was considered to have spiritual and supernatural powers and the capacity to perform miracles. As a military strategist she was one of the greatest planners of successful maroon raids, ambushes and counterattacks.