Minna Neger Gut

MINNA NEGER GUT, at Mary Point is the Creole name for the steep red stained rocky ravine where slaves of the Anima tribe are supposed to have jumped to their death rather than surrender to the French troops brought in after the Danes failed to suppress the Slave Revolt of 173334. According to the legend, the blood of these St. John Freedom Fighters stained the rocks red. Geologically, the red color here, like the red on the rocks at Red Hook, is due to the presence of the mineral hematite; psychologically red is still blood.