The Miskitu people are indigenous people in Northeastern
Nicaragua and Southeastern Honduras. These people are a conglomeration
of people who inhabit the Sumo, Rama, and Miskitu region. This web
site will focus on the historical autonomy of these people due to their
geographic locale, active resistance against outside influences and recent
political agreements that have allowed them to retain their autonomy.
In order to reach a peace settlement, the Miskitu were later offered the
Sandinista autonomy plan that would guarantee them their independence.
Our web site will show why these two groups were in such great conflict
and if the autonomy plan actually granted independence. In addition,
we will define autonomy and what factors contribute to the debate of the
existence of a Miskitu state.