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Indigenous Peoples of Brazil and the War of the Triple Alliance, 1864–1870

Maria de Fátima Costa

in Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034874
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038438 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034874.003.0008
Indigenous Peoples of Brazil and the War of the Triple Alliance, 1864–1870

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This chapter provides a new perspective to the War of the Triple Alliance by emphasizing the involvement and experiences of the indigenous peoples of Brazil. In the War of the Triple Alliance, the Brazilian Empire allied with Argentina and Uruguay against Paraguay. This chapter particularly refers to a group of people called the Mbayá-Guaikurú, or simply Guaikurú, in the historical context. One of the central facts of Guaikurú history is their early acquisition of horses.

Keywords: indigenous peoples; Brazil; War of the Triple Alliance; Guaikurú; war experience; epidemic

Chapter.  6414 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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