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GUARIONEX (war-re-o-nex'), Haytian cacique, died in June, 1502. He was one of the five native kings who ruled over the island at the time of the discovery by the Spanish. He permitted Columbus in 1494 to build the fortress named "Concepcion," in the midst of his territory, and submitted without resistance to the Spanish domination and the payment of a tribute. In 1496 he embraced the Christian faith, but relapsed into his old religion. He afterward rose in arms against the Spaniards, and entered the league formed against them by the other caciques, and was seized and imprisoned, but after some time set at liberty. In 1498 he entered into a conspiracy with Francisco Roldan, the chief judge, against the adelantado Bartolom5 Columbus. The conspiracy was discovered, and Guarionex fled with his family and a small band of retainers to the mountain fastnesses of Ciguay, whence he made several descents into the plains, laying waste the villages of the natives who continued faithful to the Spaniards. The adelantado marched against him with a large force, and compelled him to retire to the wildest and most inaccessible parts of the mountains, where he was finally surprised, and brought in chains to Fort Concepcion in 1500. He was kept a prisoner, and finally sent to Spain by the new governor, Alonso de Ojeda, together with the ex-commissioner, Bobadilla, and Roldan, and they all perished in the hurricane that had been predicted by Christopher Columbus, in June, 1502.
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