Nimuendajú was a scrupulous scientist and an incorruptible fighter for his high ideals of justice and charity. During his whole life he fought for the Indians against the representatives of our civilization who invaded their territory with superior arms. For these efforts he was loved by the persecuted, becoming one of them, and with them he suffered the hate of the colonizer for whom "Indians are not people."
(Herbert Baldus, Curt Nimuendajú, 1883-1945)

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