Monumento às Bandeiras (Monument to the Bandeirantes) | São Paulo | Brazil
Bandeirantes were men, mainly from São Paulo, who worked in the capture and enslavement of indigenous people. They killed many communities for their territories, raped and enslaved indigenous women and explored Brasil interior mines in search for precious stones and metals. Throughout Brazil there are monuments to the Bandeirantes. One of the most recent cases is the monument to pioneers in Santana de Parnaíba (SP), 2006, a strategic city for pioneers. The monument portrays the hierarchy between arms, blacks and indigenous people, showing a black man enslaved pulling a boat with the city founder Suzana Dias holding a christian cross. The monument is on Meatinga Street (at the entrance to the city).