Quilombo dos Palmares

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  • Let's settle this place!
  • I need help to farm, who will help me?
  • Slaves!
  • European settlers settle  Brazil and other South American countries.
  • Once we are safe, let's build a safe house for other fugitives so that we won't have to run anymore!
  • We need to hurry or we'll be caught!
  • There was lots of sugarcane in Brazil, but not enough people to work in the fields.
  • I, Zumba, leader of Quilombo dos Palmares accept your deal.
  • I, Zumbi, disagree
  • We want peace with you.
  • African slaves are taken to Brazil to work in fields.
  • Some of the slaves from Africa escape and build Quilombo dos Palmares.
  • Zumba, the leader of Quilombo dos Palmares, accepted a deal that all citizens born in Palmares would be free as long as the fugitives would stop raiding farms and villages. Zumbi disagreed with the agreement and kills Zumba. 
  • In 1694, Domingos Jorge Velho led an army that conquered Quilombo dos Palmares. Zumbi was beheaded, his head evidence that Domingos Jorge Velho conquered Palmares.
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