NAPALPÍ MASSACRE
NAPALPÍ <ul><li>Means “CEMENTERY” in the Toba Language. </li></ul><ul><li>Its official name was Colonia Aborigen Chaco (“C...
<ul><li>Ocurred on July 19 in 1924 in Napalpí, in the Province of Chaco, North Argentina. </li></ul><ul><li>It involved th...
HISTORICAL CONTEXT <ul><li>The Argentine Army had been involved in a military campaign to suppress the indigenous people o...
<ul><li>The Argentine forces established a line of fortress in order to usurp the indigenous territories for European sett...
THE MASSACRE <ul><li>Early in the morning of July 19, 1924 a group of 130 armed men, attacked the indigenous people. </li>...
ACCOUNTS OF THE MASSACRE <ul><li>Around 9 o`clock in the morning, without a shot being fired by the innocent aboriginies, ...
<ul><li>Melitona Enrique was the only survivor of the Napalpí Massacre. </li></ul><ul><li>She said that she’d never forget...
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Napalpí Massacre

  1. 1. NAPALPÍ MASSACRE
  2. 2. NAPALPÍ <ul><li>Means “CEMENTERY” in the Toba Language. </li></ul><ul><li>Its official name was Colonia Aborigen Chaco (“Chaco Aboriginal Colony”). </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Ocurred on July 19 in 1924 in Napalpí, in the Province of Chaco, North Argentina. </li></ul><ul><li>It involved the massacre of 200 indigenous people of the Toba ethnicity by the Argentine Police and ranchers. </li></ul>
  4. 4. HISTORICAL CONTEXT <ul><li>The Argentine Army had been involved in a military campaign to suppress the indigenous people of Chaco, called “THE CONQUEST OF CHACO”. </li></ul><ul><li>The campaign resulted in the death of thousands of indigenous people. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Argentine forces established a line of fortress in order to usurp the indigenous territories for European settlers. </li></ul><ul><li>The inhabitants of Napalpí had started to produce cotton, but in 1924 the authorities imposed a tax of 15% on the cotton crop which created discontent and a strike. </li></ul>
  6. 6. THE MASSACRE <ul><li>Early in the morning of July 19, 1924 a group of 130 armed men, attacked the indigenous people. </li></ul><ul><li>The attack lasted 40 minutes. Women and children were also killed, with machetes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ACCOUNTS OF THE MASSACRE <ul><li>Around 9 o`clock in the morning, without a shot being fired by the innocent aboriginies, the police fired repeatedly. </li></ul><ul><li>There were more women and children than men, but this wasn`t an obstacle for the police, they continued and killed thousands of indigenous people. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 5.000 shots were fired and the orgy of blood included the extraction of testicles, penises and ears of the dead. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Melitona Enrique was the only survivor of the Napalpí Massacre. </li></ul><ul><li>She said that she’d never forget that horrible moment. </li></ul>

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