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Chief Hurao’s Speech Collected | Who is Chief Hurao? | Chamorro History

Who is Chief Hurao?   Hurao was a Chamorro chief on the island of Guam who led the resistance against Spanish colonization efforts during the 17th century. The chief’s name means “emotion, caring, attention, heed”. Hurao may be best remembered for his 1671 speech to Chamorro warriors opposing the Spanish presence on Guam. He organized a 40-day siege of the Spanish Mission in Agana that was finally broken […]

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