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Bonaire Sights

Slave Huts

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 03/04/2014

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The salt industry's gritty history is revealed in Rode Pan, the site of two groups of tiny slave huts. The white grouping is on the right side of the road, opposite the salt flats; the second grouping, called the red slave huts (though they appear yellow), stretches across the road toward the island's southern tip. During the 19th century, slaves working the salt pans by day crawled into these huts to rest. Each Friday afternoon they walked seven hours to Rincon to weekend

with their families, returning each Sunday. Only very small people will be able to enter, but walk around and poke your head in for a look.

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