Photographer's Note

Kaingang indians live in many reserves in central part of Paraná, during some days the women come to the cities of my region to sell their baskets, in these days the women come with their sons and use some public structure to sleep open air and ask for food and money too. There is a controversy about them, the government have a guardianship about them and the leftist try to keep them primitive while a part of society would like to give them the option of rule themselves and be no more like beggars or children.

Before 16th century State of Paraná was occupied by thee indian nations (Kaingang, Xeta and Guarany). The last ones were the most populous and were converted to Christianity by Jesuits and after being attacked by The Bandeirantes, most of them were killed, took like slaves to São Paulo or escaped to Paraguay, Argentina and Rio Grande do Sul.
Kaingangs occupied the coldest central regions of my state and lost most of their territory when the colonization arrived this region between the 19th to 20th century.
Nowadays there are three reserves in the areas around my region.
There are only 14,000 indians living in my state (State of Paraná total population is almost 11 millions), most of these natives are Kaingang while the Xetá indians were extinct in 1960, few months after being discovered.
The image has a not good quality because it was a cloudy day and I was far from her.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12955 W: 174 N: 26757] (114360)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-04-16
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-11-11 0:56
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