By 1953 it was the home of the last survivors of the Tapirapé people, which by then were reduced to 51 individuals. Thanks to the help of a group of missionary nuns (the Little Sisters of Jesus) and protective measures by the Brazilian government, the population began to recover, and was 136 in 1976. The town has a public school.
- Baldus, Herbert (1970). Tapirapé: tribe Tupí no Brazil central. São Paulo: editora da universidade de São Paulo, companhia editora nacional. 1970.
- Wagley, Charles (1977). Welcome of Tears: The Tapirapé Indians of Central Brazil. Waveland Press 1983. ISBN 0-88133-030-2
- Education strengthens ethnic values and indigenous culture, by Marcelo Manzatti (2006, in Portuguese)
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