Mata'pang

CHamoru Matå’pang kills San Vitores. 1985 Painting by David Sablan provided by the Guam Museum.

Matå’pang from Tomhom (Tumon) killed Father Diego Luís de San Vitores, the Spanish priest who brought Christianity to the Marianas. At first a Christian convert, Matå’pang rejected Christianity because he saw that it was being used as a tool to control his people and obliterate CHamoru traditions and beliefs.