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The Monument to the Bandeiras, a stone sculpture group by Victor Brecheret, located in São Paulo, Brazil
The Monument to the Bandeiras, a stone sculpture group by Victor Brecheret, located in São Paulo, Brazil

Bandeirantes were participants in the Bandeiras, expeditions organised by the inhabitants of the then poor village of São Paulo dos Campos de Piratininga together with allied Indians to enslave other Indians, recapture runaway slaves, and mainly to find precious metals and stones. Image File history File links Monumentbandeirantes. ... The Bandeiras were the expeditions by Paulistas and allied Indians to find precious metals and stones, new Indians slaves and runaway slaves. ... Pátio do Colégio in São Paulo. ... The Buxton Memorial Fountain, celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, London. ...

Through these expeditions, the Bandeirantes expanded Portuguese America from the small limits of the Tordesilhas Line to roughly the same territory as current Brazil. This expansion discovered mineral wealth that made the fortune of Portugal during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Tordesilhas Line was estabilished by the Treaty of Tordesilhas in the XV century with papal endorsement, partitioning the non-Christian world then to be discovered between Portugal and Spain. ...

Several buildings, monuments, streets, cities and highways have received the name:

  • Bandeirantes highway system, in the state of São Paulo [1]
  • Bandeirantes Railways (Ferrovia Bandeirantes - FerroBan), cargo railway network of São Paulo [2]
  • Palácio Bandeirantes, the seat of the São Paulo State Government [3]
  • Monumento às Bandeiras, stone sculpture group in the Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo [4]
  • Universidade Bandeirantes (UNIBAN), a private university in the state of São Paulo [5]
  • Colégio Bandeirantes de São Paulo, a primary, secondary and technical school [6]
  • Rede Bandeirantes de Rádio e Televisão (Rede Band), important media conglomerate seated in São Paulo [7]
  • Banco Bandeirantes, a private bank [8]
  • Bandeirantes Hospital [9]
  • Federação das Bandeirantes do Brasil, Scout Girl Federation of Brazil [10]
  • Bandeirantes Industrias Gráficas, a market leader in printing [11]
  • Recreio dos Bandeirantes, a beach in Rio de Janeiro's southern district [12]
  • Bandeirantes, Paraná, a township in the state of Paraná, Brazil [13]
  • Bandeirantes do Tocantins, a township in the Tocantins, Brazil [14]
  • Bandeirantes, a town in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, in Brazil

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