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  • 1. People of Portuguese and Spanish America By Jessica Jefferson History 141
  • 2. Damiana da Cunha Portuguese American
    • Damiana da Cunha was
    • a female Caiapo Indian
    • who lived in Colonial
    • Brazil frontier Sao Jose
    • areas from 1780-1831.
    • She was granddaughter of the Chief of the Caiapos and inherited a position of respect in her colony, and Aldeia social group.
  • 3. Damiana da Cunha Portuguese American
    • She was a supporter and interpreter of the church and its teachings as well as a mediator between the Brazilian state and Aldeia’s inhabitants.
    • As a communal leader she encouraged people to adapt; she wanted to preserve her people and their way of life from extinction.
    • She was buried well known as a Brazilian heroine.
  • 4. Catarina de Monte Sinay Portuguese American
    • Catarina de Monte Sinay was a female who lived during the 17 th -18 th centaury in Brazil. She was a part of the Bahia group as a Nun and interpreter
    • labeled the “Bride
    • of Christ” She
    • made Vitoria da
    • Encarnacao her
    • model of saintly
    • behavior.
  • 5. Catarina de Monte Sinay Portuguese American
    • She was a novice at the Desterro Convent of Bahis, the only convent in Brazil at the time. She excelled in business and finance and was able to build up 4,404,000 reis. An impressive amount equal to half of the convents total income.
  • 6. Diego Vasicuio Spanish American
    • Diego Vasicuio was a male native Peruvian who lived in the Village of Salamanca, and
    • was a part of Sorimana’s Cult.
    • He worked with individuals
    • to spread the gospels
    • from one generation
    • to the next.
  • 7. Diego Vasicuio Spanish American
    • He worked to preserve the
    • ideas and beliefs of his
    • people against the incoming
    • missionaries that pushed Catholicism. He was clever and kept practicing his own faith while sending Catholic priests chasing after imaginary cults. At age 90, he was charged with heresy.
  • 8. Francisco Baqucro Spanish American
    • Francisco Baqucro was a male, non-white, master shoe maker who lived in Buenos Aires during the 1700’s.
    In addition to being a master shoe maker, he also became an officer of a militia unit for Indians.
  • 9. Francisco Baqucro Spanish American
    • He used his influence based on his success as both a shoe maker and officer to fight racial discrimination. He even went far enough to go directly to the King to ask that non-whites be allowed in the guild although most of his efforts were not highly successful.
  • 10. Isabel Moctezuma Spanish American
    • Isabel Moctezuma was a female from the Tenochtitlan in Central Mexico who lived in the 1500’s. She was born a Aztec Princess. Cortez came and killed her second husband but saw potential in Isabel.
  • 11. Isabel Moctezuma Spanish American
    • Cortez arranged a marriage between her and Alanso de Grado in order for her to spread Christianity to her people. She ended up becoming a devoted Catholic and bridged the gap between the Spaniards and Indians.
  • 12. Enrico Martinez Spanish American
    • Enrico Martinez was a male born in Germany but raised to adulthood in Seville, Spain. He was a printer, scientist, and cartographer. He published “Reportorio de los tiempos e historia natural desta Nueva Espana.”
  • 13. Enrico Martinez Spanish American
    • In 1589 he moved to Mexico and being chosen to design a solution for lake drainage was appointed chief engineer for the project. His lack of experience and corrosion led to its failure, but his design became the foundation for a future solution.