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maria rosa of the contestado war
The Contestado War was a guerrilla war for land between settlers and landowners, the latter supported by the Brazilian state’s police and military forces, that lasted from October 1912 to August 1916. The followers in Caraguatá were led by Maria Rosa, a 15-year-old girl who led the 6000-strong armed rebellion after the death of José Maria. She wore white clothes with flowers in her hair and gun, rode a white horse and claimed that she had divine inspiration. After several strikes, the spiritual leader of the insurgents was killed on the banks of the Caçador river on March 28 of 1915, fighting Captain Tertullian Potyguara an effective and about 710 men.