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"Los Últimos Charrúas" Top 5 Page for this destination Montevideo Things to Do Tip by andal13

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  Los Últimos Charrúas
by andal13

The charrúas were the natives of the region where Montevideo was founded. After the conquest and the colonization, they fell back during almost a century, until they were practically exterminated by the local authorities in 1830. The last four charrúas were taken to Paris by François Curel in 1833, to be "displayed" like circus attractions; in France ws born Guyunusa and Tacuabé's daughter few months after they were taken. Vaimaca, Senaqué and Guyunusa died during the first year in France. Tacuabé and his baby disappeared, and their tracks missed in Lyon.
Last year (2002) the remains of cacique Vaimaca Perú were finally brought to Uruguay, to be buried.
The picture shows the monument to these last charrúas, erected in 1938 by Pratti, Furest Muñoz and Lussich.

Los charrúas eran los narivos de la región en la cual fue fundada Montevideo. Tras la conquista y la colonización, ellos se replegaron durante casi un siglo, hasta que fueron prácticamente exterminados por las autoridades locales en 1830. Los últimos cuatro charrúas fueron llevados a París por François Curel in 1833, para ser "exhibidos" como atracciones de circo; en Francia naciño la hija de Guyunusa y Tacuabé, unos pocos meses después de que fueron llevados. Vaimaca, Senaqué y Guyunusa murieron durante el primer año en Francia. Tacuabé y su beba desaparecieron, y sus rastros se perdieron en Lyon.
El año pasado (2002) los restos del cacique Vaimaca Perú fueron finalmente traídos a Uruguay para ser sepultados.
La foto muestra el monumento a estos últimos charrúas, erigido en 1938 por Pratti, Furest Muñoz y Lussich.

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