BRAZIL: Love Conquers

Across the River of the Dead and deep in the rolling tableland of Brazil's limitless interior live the wild Chavante Indians. Since Portuguese explorers back in 1790 poisoned their water supply, and killed hundreds, these Indians have fought the white man. For years Salesian missionaries sought to win the Chavantes with presents and "pacification through love." The Chavantes would have neither. Six priests of the mission were killed when they ventured too far into the forest.

Starting in 1907, Brazil's great Indian expert, General Candido Rondon, tried his hand. On one memorable march of 2,000 miles, Rondon was twice wounded by...

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