THE INSURGENCE of CHAN SANTA CRUZ

 

THE BOOK of STONE

 

Over the first two decades of the 20th century, the only successful Native American insurgence on the North American continent was waged in Mexico’s Yucatan.  President Porfirio Diaz’s ambitious commissioning of General Ignacio Bravo to seize and hold Chan Santa Cruz, capital of the revolted Maya, succeeded… but the forces of occupation found themselves surrounded by patient, implacable rebels and their equally implacable monte. 

 

In this fifth book (of 10), Captain Jose Macias returns to the Army of the Republic and the Territory of Quintana Roo and is given an important posting as commander of the railway station of Akbal – midway between Santa Cruz del Bravo and the sea.  There, he begins to understand how war and occupation can often go hand-in-hand with exploitation and collaboration as the few… Maya or Mexican… grow rich at the expense of the many, including the legions of miserable prisoners shipped out to the Territory as the regime of Porfirio Diaz spirals into chaos.  General Bravo, himself embroiled in family dissensions, leads troops to put down a rebellion in Valladolid and the former peon, now Cruzob official Silvestro Kaak encounters Mexican justice.

 

 

                                                                  

 

 

          CHAPTER FIVE

           CHAPTER FOUR

 

 29 – Tuesday, June 18th

 22 – Tuesday, June 11th

 

 30 – Wednesday, June 19th 

  23 – Wednesday, June 12th 

 

 31 – Thursday, June 20th 

 24 – Thursday,  June 13th

 

 32 – Friday, June 21st 

 25 – Friday, June 14th

 

 33 – Saturday,  June 22nd

 26 – Saturday, June 15th

 

 34 -- Sunday, June 23rd 

 27 - Sunday, June 16th

 

 35 -- Monday, June 24th

 28 - Monday, June 17th