Brazilian Indians

Who knows, many of them, children of donees, land gentlemen, the mamelucos occupies satiated lines of the jesuticos writings. Reuters: the source for more info. It had, also intention of orders them it Spain, so that they were educated. The plan is noticed that to export mamelucos to Spain, certainly belonged the N3obrega who commanded the jesuticas activities in Brazil since its arrival, in 1549. Later Anchieta meets considering the exchange of mestizos for ill brothers of the college of Coimbra. However, such strategy does not have its results registered in the writings of the Jesuits and the problem of the assimilation of these individuals, in the colonial context, always continued very badly decided. Fact is that it uses to it them in catequese, Anchieta did not get success, therefore, ' ' it is not people of that if it must make case for conversion of gentio' ' .

The youngsters were children of the land, did not belong to the indians nor to the Portuguese, as Darcy Ribeiro observes: The So Paulo brasilindios or mamelucos had been victims of two drastic rejections: of the parents, with who they wanted to identify itself, but they saw that them as impure children of the land, they used to advantage of its work while boys and youngsters and, later integrated, them to its flags, where many of them had made career. The second rejection was of heathen the maternal one. In the conception of the indians, the woman is a simple bag where the male deposits its seed. Who is born is the son of the father, and not of the mother, thus seen for the indians. Not being able to identify itself with ones nor with others of its ancestral ones, they rejected that them, the mamelucos fell in a land of nobody, from which it constructs its identity of Brazilian. Thus, without family, ' ' without eira nor beira' ' absolutely indispostos to disciplines, in special, to disciplines jesutica, that was extremely rigid, the mestizos ran away from under the wings of the priests better living its libertine lives between the bushes and the rivers.