Colas Jambes Coupées

Source: Moreau de Saint-Méry, Loix, 3:48-49

  • The “Colas Cut Legs” moniker was probably due to his kidnappers cutting off his hamstrings to keep him from escaping, according to John Garrigus in A Secret among the Blacks.
  • Planters in 1720s Saint-Domingue claimed to fear him as a maroon leader who led successive attacks on travelers and plantation estates.
  • He was also known as an avid practitioner of African-style rituals
  • He was finally captured and sentenced to death