‘Peasant resistance movement that took place from 1912 to 1916 along the Peixe River, in the states of Santa Catarina and Paraná. The owners resisted the donation of lands by the government to an English company in payment for the building of a railroad. The army and federal troops attacked the owners to guarantee the interests of the English company’ (Fernandes, Bernardo Mançano e Stedile, João Pedro. Brava gente: a trajetória do MST e a luta pela terra no Brasil. São Paulo: Editora Fundação Perseu Abramo, 1999, p. 63, n. 34).