"most of his band of explorers were swiftly killed by Charrúa Indians"
A native American warrior (tribe of Charrúa).
Public DomainA native American warrior (tribe of Charrúa). - Credit: Jean-Baptiste Debret (1768–1848)

An indigenous people of Uruguay and southern Brazil, the Charrúa Indians lived in tents and survived through fishing and foraging for food.

The Charrúa were wiped out at an early stage in colonial history, so little is known about them.