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white715 wrote: »
Palmares, was a fugitive community of escaped slaves and others in colonial Brazil that developed from about 1605 until its suppression in 1694. During this time the vast majority of the enslaved Africans who were being brought to Brazil were from Angola. The Africans began building small communities in the inaccessible region of Palmares. There were 9 major settlements and many smaller ones ruled by a king. Accounts tell us that the kingdom was named “Angola Janga” which according to the Portuguese meant “Little Angola. Members of the kings family ruled other settlements, suggesting an incipient royal family. He also had officials and judges as well as a more or less standing army. Angola Janga was legendary for its size and power. An independent self-sustaining kingdom, Palmares was vast and at its height hosted a population of over 30,000 free Black men, women and children. By 1679 the Portuguese were sending military expeditions into Brazil and from 1680 to 1694, the Portuguese and the Africans waged a constant war of greater or lesser violence. The Portuguese government finally brought in the famed Portuguese military commanders Domingos Jorge Velho and Bernardo Vieira de Melo and in 1694 Cerca do Macaco, the main settlement fell. Rather than surrender men,women and children threw themselves from the cliffs.Palmares was ultimately destroyed, the Portuguese were given land grants in the territory of Angola Janga, which they occupied as a means of keeping the kingdom from being reconstituted.
bbwthick23 wrote: »
More captions please... some of these pics i can't tell the significance.
Bawse D.Lox wrote: »