Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Carijos, an ancient Brazilian nation formerly dominant on the coast lands of Sao Paulo from Cananea Bay to the neighbourhood of the Patos lagoon. They were a quiet, inoffensive people, who, however, in 1585 came into collision with some whites from Sao Vicente, and in self-defence killed the whole party. This brought upon them the vengeance of the Portuguese" settlers, by whom they were partly massacred and partly reduced to slavery. A few escaped to the woods, where they gradually died out or became merged in the surrounding tribes.