The Charrúa were an indigenous people of southern South America in the area today known as Uruguay, northeastern Argentina and southern Brazil. For indigenous peoples in the United States other than Hawaii and Alaska see also Native Americans in the United States. South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a Uruguay.(official full name in República Oriental del Uruguay;, Oriental Republic of Uruguay) is a country located in the southeastern part of South America For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld They were a nomadic people that sustained themselves through fishing and foraging. They did not build permanent structures, living instead in tents.
Charrúa people are believed to have killed Spanish explorer Juan Díaz de Solís during his 1515 voyage up the Río de la Plata. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Juan Díaz de Solís, (1470 – January 20 1516) was a Spanish Navigator and Explorer. The Río de la Plata ( Spanish: " Silver River" &mdash which is often referred to in English-speaking countries as the River Plate Following the arrival of European settlers, the Charrúa were progressively killed and integrated into the prevailing colonial cultures. Most of the remaining ones were massacred at Salsipuedes (literally "Get-out-if-you-can") creek in 1831 by a group led by Bernabé Rivera, nephew of Fructuoso Rivera who had recently become the first president of Uruguay, after they were invited to a meeting and ambushed. José Fructuoso Rivera (born ?1789 in Montevideo; died 1854 was an Uruguayan general and patriot who assisted in the efforts to force Brazilians out of the Banda Only a few escaped this massacre. Four of them were taken to France in 1833, including Tacuabe, to whom there is a monument in Montevideo, Uruguay. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Tacuabe was a Charrúa native from the region now known as Uruguay. Montevideo (monteβi'ðeo is the largest city the capital and chief port of Uruguay.
Not much is known about the Charrúa due to their eradication at an early time in Uruguay history. Uruguay.(official full name in República Oriental del Uruguay;, Oriental Republic of Uruguay) is a country located in the southeastern part of South America The only surviving documents that concern the Charrua are those of Spanish explorers.
After Salsipuedes, the Charrúa effectively ceased to exist as a people. There are no full-blooded Charrúa remaining, though physical traces may be found among Uruguay's minority mestizo population. According to the Argentine census of 2001, there are 676 Charrúa of mixed ancestry living in the province of Entre Ríos. Entre Ríos is a province of Argentina, located in the Mesopotamia region in the northeast of the country