“The green of the flag that the Brazilians brought represented the forest that civilization has torn from us; we live like pariahs, crushed. The yellow, represented the wealth of Brazil, today absent; they tore everything, all in the name of civilization. The white, which symbolized the peace so desired, today is absent in man kind. And, finally, the blue, which represented the sky, in its florescent beauty – stars and planets shining -, was the only thing that civilization left to the indian, and only because she hasn’t managed to conquer it, yet …”
- Marcal Tupã-i | Guarani leader | Killed by European Brazilians in 1983.