The Unfair Treatment of Brazilian Indians

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The centenary celebrations in 2000 for the 500th anniversary of the Portuguese landing in Brazil may have been a cause for celebration for the majority of Brazilian people, but for the indigenous population the celebration has been referred to an inappropriate and insensitive. The paper looks at the history of the Indigenous people, discussing why the centenary was not welcomed by all. Twenty-two sources are cited in the bibliography of this twenty-three page paper.