The country of Brazil was colonized by Europeans approximately 500 years ago, and since then the power dynamic between Natives and Europeans naturally shifted. As Europeans eventually took full control over the land, slavery was instituted, and many Indians died from intense labor. Many still were also mercilessly slaughtered either due to resisting or fleeing from the Europeans. There were those who successfully fled from the slave-hunt, but those who were caught were immediately shot to death. The escapees were banished from the land they freely lived for thousands of years, and thus migrated deeper into the rainforest to find and live in safety. Even after slavery in Brazil was abolished, the Natives were disregarded and treated with contempt by white Brazilians.

In one of Brazil's weekly magazine "Veja," a prominent Indian leader Euclides Pereira was asked the question, "Now, 500 years after Europe's discovery of Brazil and the exploitation of its people in slavery, what kind of attitude do your people (the Native Indians) have towards what happened?" He answered, "We always had and still have disharmony with the colonists of our native country. This is so, not only because of their harsh treatment towards us, but because of the evanescence of our unique civilization, ownership of land and culture under their shadow." The European discovery of Brazil was truly a prologue to a rude awakening for the Native Indians.

The outset of Christianization for the Native Indians started when Pedro Alvares Cabral first stepped foot on Brazilian land in April 22, 1500. As he crusaded into towns of Estado Bahia and Porto Seguro, he coerced Indians to attend Catholic Mass. Brazil's history of Christendom progressed as conversion was achieved through force.