Figure 6.2. Map of T. I. Sangradouro and its villages in Mato Grosso, central Brazil, 2003.
the independence of Xavante communities from the Catholic Church - and probably
from the Brazilian government at large. Idzô'uhu villagers thus justified in the
following way their request for funding from the UNDP when proposing the Flowers
and Fruits project to the agency in January 2002:
• The confinement of the Xavante people on small reservations;
• The catechesis and civilizing activities advanced by the Catholic Church in local