Civ Name: Tupi Bonuses: Militaristic and Agricultural (Expansionist) Title and Leader Name: Cacique Cunhambebe. Favorite and Shunned Government: Despotism and Fascism (Monarchy) Aggression Level: 04 (high). Culture Group: American. Noun: Tupi Adjective: Tupi Default and Alternative colors: Dark Green (Aztecs) and Light Green (Greeks) Unique Unit: Tamoio Civilopedia entry: RACE_TUPI
Civilopedia The Tupis:
The Tupis are the most important Brazilian Native Indian race, Jês, Caribs and Arawaks being the other ones. They have many divisions. The Tupi root, for example, is divided between the Guaranís, Tabajaras, Tamoios and dozens of other tribes. The Tupi groups are linked by language, social organization and some cultural links. They inhabited the eastern coast of South America and parts of the interior, having borders with The Jês and other races. They live in small villages and never had a King or Great Leader who promoted their unification. Today, Brazil has 350.000 Native Indians, they continue living in small villages inside the forest (protected by government laws) or in big cities. Before the Portuguese and Europeans conquered theirs land 500 years ago, they were more than 5 million, just on present day Brazilian territory.
Cacique Cunhambebe is the great leader of this Civ in Civilization 3. The cacique is the most import person on Tupi society, they are the leaders of their tribes. Cunhambebe, cacique of the Tamoios, fought against the Portuguese in XVI century, in the biggest Indian rebellion against the abuses of the Europeans in Brazilian lands. He organized his tribe and allies to fight for freedom. This war was in the coast of nowadays São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro states. The Tupis won the starting battles, but, after having signed a peace agreement, they were betrayed by the Colonists and destroyed. Tupinambá, the main village of this group was totally destroyed, as well as the little and allied ones. This village was the most important settlement in Tupi history, its power is compared with the most powerful cities of The Aztecs and Incas. After this episode, Tupis survivors fled to the interior, where they were enslaved or married with the Europeans to promote the occupation of the colony. Cunhambebe died of a strong flu after the wars, he gathered many Tupi Tribes for a short time, as a Great Leader.
Tupis have the bonuses Agricultural (they survive by agriculture, fishing and hunting) and Militaristic (the war is a holy tradition of their culture). In spite of the peaceful way of life, Tupis are warriors and are concerned with the art of war. In Vanilla and PTW versions, Tupis are considerate Militaristic and Religious.
Civilopedia, Tamoios (UU):
The unique unit of this Civ is Tamoios, it replace standard archer and has 03 moves by turn, instead of 01 and cost 10 shields more. The Tamoio warriors know their territory better then the Portuguese, so they can move faster and surprise enemies. They use archers, blades and small canoes that move quickly in the rivers. Portugal used powder arms against Cunhambebe forces and was defeated in starting battles, demonstrating the power of Tamoio warrior.
Civilopedia, Tamoios (UU):
The unique unit of the Tupi civilization is Tamoios, it replaces standard archer and has 03 moves by turn, instead of 01 and cost 10 shields more. The Tamoio warriors know their territory better then the Portuguese or other enemies, so they can move faster and surprise them. They use archers, blades and small canoes (pirogas) that move quickly in the rivers. Portugal used powder arms against Cacique Cunhambebe forces in "Guerra dos Tamoios" or "Tamoio War" and was defeated in starting battles, demonstrating the power of Tamoio archers.