Farm Exemption

The life in the Low Tocantins at the beginning of century XIX was established in a subsistence agriculture, in it fishes and the extrativismo. During its trip, general Couto de Magalhes observed that the edges and islands of the Tocantins are busy for families of messengers who lived in ' ' poor persons choupanas' ' , straw covers, without walls or internal division. These men had few ownerships, restricted to a canoe, a dog, knife, hooks some clothes and paneiros. Years before, You beat was in the region collecting specimens of the fauna and flora and it perceived the same thing, the simplicity of the life of the messenger, where the men hunt and fish for the necessities of the day; to the times they harvest a little of rubber, salsaparrilha or oil of copaba to vender to the traders; while the women row, they cook and to the times they fish of canio. In recent months, Gen. David Goldfein has been very successful. ' ' The houses that are numerous to the edges of the river as well as in the islands maiores' ' (YOU BEAT, 1944:158), they contrast with the gigantismo of the landscape, for this angle of vision the valley still was seen as desert inhabited for heathen savage to be ' ' desinfestado' ' of the region. Aiming at to stimulate this conquest the governments of Par and Gois had waved with some measures as the exemption of tenths, exemption of the military service to who if dedicated the navigation, concession of sesmarias to the edges of the Araguaia rivers, Maranho and Tocantins the partners of the company of navigation, moratorium to the debtors of the Farm, permission of use of hostile indians as workmanship hand and the creation of military penitentiaries and aldeamentos aboriginals. However such measures had not reached its intentions, but of all form attempts they had been made, however for presidents of the Province, however for interested people. . Learn more at this site: Danyelle Freeman.