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Guaicaipuro
(Guacaipuro)
Born circa 1530
Venezuela
Died 1568
Venezuela

Guaicaipuro (circa 1530–1568) was a native (indigenous) Venezuelan chief of both the Teques and Caracas tribes. Though known today as Guaicaipuro, in documents of the time his name was written Guacaipuro.

Life[edit]

Guaicaipuro formed a powerful coalition of different tribes which he led during part of the 16th century against the Spanish conquest of Venezuelan territory in the central region of the country, specially in the Caracas valley. He commanded, among others, Cacique (Spanish: Indian chief) Naiguatá, Guaicamacuto, Chacao, Aramaipuro, Paramaconi and his own son Baruta. Guaicaipuro is one of the most famous and celebrated Venezuelan Caciques. The area occupied by the Teques was populated by several native groups each with its own cacique. Guaicaipuro's tribe, which was located in what is now San José de los Altos, was the largest one. He had a son named Baruta, himself a Cacique. The name of two is his sisters is also known: Tiora and Caycape.

The Spaniards discovered gold in the area of the land of the Teques, and as they started to exploit the mines, Guaicaipuro attacked, forcing the Spanish to leave. Following the attack, the governor of the province of Venezuela sent Juan Rodríguez Suárez to pacify the area, which apparently he did after defeating Guaicaipuro in several engagements. Believing he had achieved his task, the Spanish commander and his soldiers left the area leaving behind miners and three of his sons. Once the Spanish soldiers had left, Guiacaipuro assaulted the mines killing all the workers as well as the sons of Rodríguez Suárez. Immediately thereafter, Rodríguez Suárez who was on his way to the city of Valencia, with a small contingent of only six soldiers, with the purpose of meeting Lope de Aguirre, another Spanish conquistador, was ambushed by Guaicaipuo and killed.

After these successes Guaicaipuro became the main and central figure in the uprising of all the native tribes in the vicinity of the Caracas valley, and managed to unite all the tribes under his command. In 1562 they defeated an expeditionary force led by Luis Narváez. Due to the fierce attacks, the Spanish retreated away from the area for several years.

In 1567 the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas was founded in the Caracas valley. The Spanish worried about the nearby presence of Guaicaipuro and his men, and given the past history of attacks, they decided not to wait for an attack from him, and as a preventive move Diego de Losada, (founder of Caracas) ordered the mayor of the city, Francisco Infante to undertake Guacaipuro's capture. In 1568 Infante and his men were led by native guides to the hut where Guaicaipuro lived and they set it on fire to force the native cacique out. Guaicaipuro stormed out and found death at the hands of the Spanish soldiers.

Legacy[edit]

The county of Guaicaipuro in the state of Miranda, Venezuela was named in his honor. Later the county reformed to the Guaicaipuro Municipality.

Amidst the new policy started by former president Hugo Chávez of re-assessing and valuing the role of Venezuela's Caciques and indigenous peoples in a historical narrative which has traditionally given greater prominence to the Spanish conquistadores, Guaicaipuro's remains were symbolically moved (his remains have never been found) under ceremonial pomp to the national pantheon on December 8, 2001.

Under the same new policy president Chávez often mentioned Guaicaipuro and other native chiefs in his speeches with the purpose of inspiring Venezuelans to resist what he called the policies of American imperialists and interventionists directed towards Venezuela. Most notably, he did it every year during the October 12 holiday, which after being renamed several years ago Dia de la Raza (previously America's Discovery Day), was recently renamed as Día de la Resistencia Indígena (Day of Indigenous Resistance)

The Venezuelan government named as Mission Guaicaipuro one of its ongoing Bolivarian Missions; this specific program seeks to restore communal land titles and human rights to Venezuela's, still remaining, 33 indigenous tribes.

External links[edit]


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El Universal (Venezuela)

El Universal (Venezuela)
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:26:15 -0700

Guaicaipuro registra mayor número de accidentes en Altos Mirandinos. De enero a julio el Centro Estadal de Prevención y Atención de Desastres del estado Miranda (CESPRAD) ha totalizado 211 siniestros viales en esa jurisdicción.
 
Agencia Venezolana de Noticias
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:22:30 -0700

Los Teques, 21 Ago. AVN.- A partir de este lunes 25 de agosto iniciarán las jornadas de parlamentarismo de calle por parte del Consejo Municipal de Guaicaipuro que abarcará las siete parroquias del municipio Guaicaipuro de Miranda, con el propósito de ...

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El Tiempo
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:18:45 -0700

Puerto La Cruz.- Transformación de Nuevos Talentos (TNT) de Marinos de Anzoátegui dividió la serie ante Comuna Guaicaipuro de Caracas, en partido de la segunda categoría de la Liga Nacional de Baloncesto. Luego de imponerse el sábado, los ...

EntornoInteligente

EntornoInteligente
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:26:15 -0700

Radio Nacional de Venezuela / Economía, variedad, ahorro y muchos beneficios para el pueblo es lo que encuentran Padres, Madres y Representantes que visitan la Feria Escolar Bolivariana en el municipio Guaicaipuro del estado Miranda.
 
Correo del Orinoco
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:14:47 -0700

Más de 600.000 familias de la Gran Caracas y Altos Mirandinos, estado Miranda, han adquirido productos cárnicos en el Matadero Socialista Cacique Guaicaipuro, informó el director del organismo, Iván Díaz, durante el desarrollo de una Gran Jornada ...
 
Agencia Venezolana de Noticias
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:03:45 -0700

Los Teques, 04 Ago. AVN.- Cuatro Bases de Misiones Socialistas serán construidas por el Gobierno Bolivariano en cuatro parroquias del municipio Guaicaipuro para avanzar en la erradicación de la pobreza extrema de comunidades priorizadas del estado ...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:45:00 -0700

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El Periodiquito
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:07:07 -0700

Con la colocación de más de 7.500 toneladas de asfalto han recuperado 81.000 metros cuadrados de vialidad del municipio Guaicaipuro, estado Miranda, a través de labores de recuperación de vías que ejecuta la alcaldía. "Hemos colocado más de 7.500 ...
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