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Red Gold: The Conquest of the Brazilian Indians, 1500-1760 (1978)

by John Hemming

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"'...the...true purpose was to capture Indians: to draw from their veins the red gold which has always been the mine of that province!'

"(The Jesuit António Viera's comment, in 1656, on the many expeditions that plunged into central Brazil, nominally to seek gold mines, but in reality to enslave Indians.)"
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"The first Portuguese sighting of Brazil was on 22 April 1500."
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