Origin of the name
“Maragogi” drift of language Tupi spoken by the Indians pitiguares
that inhabited the north coast of current Alagoas. In the century
XVI appears the orthography “mariguis”, and in the century XVII
the Dutchmen writes “mariguiji”. there is also “maraguí” coming
from the Tupi “moerú - guí - í”, that it means “mosquitos river”.
de Cultura de Maragogi
The War of the
Cabanos started as an armed restoring movement, that had for
objective to bring in return to the throne of Brazil, Emperor D.
Peter I, who renounces and comes back Portugal. The war is
initiated enters May and June of 1832, with raises them of
Antonio Timóteo de Andrade, in Panelas de Miranda, the
pernambucano wasteland, and João Baptist of Araújo, in the beach
of Barra Grandee, today town of the city of Maragogi/AL. In 26
of October of 1832, provincial troops kill in combat, the leader
Antonio Timóteo de Andrade and Admiral Tamandaré arrests the
leader João Baptist of Araújo in his house, in the beach of
Barra Grande. Between November of 1832 and January of 1834, he
commands it of the war passes to the popular forces, being the
general commander Vicente de Paula of the Rebellion Hut. He
unified with slaves Papa-Meis, who lived run away from the
slavery in the bushes. He initiated the attacks to the
device-of-sugar to free the enslaved blacks. For a short period
had the support of the kariri indians and many others indians.
The cabanos, in one maneuver guerrilla try to take the town of
the Barra Grande, but they are ranks in escape for the
provincial troops there. They go back under strong shoot until
the town of Gamela (city of Maragogi), and they arrive there at
the beach of São Bento, where all them was killed.
The black Papa-Meis (thus called the enslaved blacks that they
ran away from the slavery of the devices and they hide in the
bushes) adhere to the rebellion and change the routes of the war:
they now fight the cabanos for the release of the slaves, also
attacking the sugar devices and occupy lands. The war finishes
in January of 1850, when was imprisoned Vicente de Paula in the
bushes of Mato Frio for the provincial troops and envoy to the
penitentiary of Island of Fernando De Noronha.