Although thousands of natives were indoctrinated by the Jesuits, not all of them learned the Portuguese language fluently, making it difficult to communicate with those who came from outside. Those few who could get by in the language served as a communication bridge between their people and the invaders. Besides Arany and Cabwassu, Jakoo was able to speak well enough to communicate with the Portuguese, and make them aware of the tragic fate that they might, or not, suffer.

Jakoo – painting by Ursula “SulaMoon” Dorada for The Elephant and Macaw Banner board game.


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