Pikin Slee, Suriname

What to See

Museum Saamaka Konde

Maroon Museum sheds light on Samaakan Culture - USD$5/person
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Maroon Museum sheds light on Samaakan Culture - USD$5/person

Maroons are descendants of runaway African slaves who escaped their Dutch captors beginning in the late 1600s. In Suriname, the Maroons built settlements along the Suriname River, where they continue to live today. In Pikin Slee, one of the villages along the Suriname River, you can visit the relatively new Museum Saamaka Konde, the first Maroon/Saamakan (Saamakans are a Maroon group) museum in the world. In the museum, you will see examples of wood carvings, artifacts, Saamakan homes, kitchen utensils, traditional clothing, and a few photographs of former tribe leaders. The English captions are helpful. Though small, the museum is worth a visit. A restaurant there serves drinks and snacks.