Ana Pimentel

The recovery of the Historical ox and interpretation of auto of the Bumba-mine-ox the bumba-mine-ox has its origins in the Brazilian colonial period. In the subject, these admits the origin of the bumba-mine-ox in the Brazilian, on colonial period to the process of the cycle of the cattle. …: The bumba-mine-ox is originated from the economic cycle of the cattle in Brazil, having had really this folguedo the trplice miscegenation, with the influence of the responsible races for our settling: the black, the indian, and the white. The aboriginals, as we know feed themselves of the hunting of fishes, therefore animal domestic servants do not possuam. We assume that the accomplishment of the Brazilian settling was initiated with the expedition of Martim Alfonso de Sousa, having been, therefore, with them, the coming of the first domestic animals. The creation of cattle in the 1934 gone ones starts, with the initiative of the wife of Martim Alfonso de Sousa, Ana Pimentel, bringing the first heads of cattle for the captain-ship of its husband (KINGS, Apud Barbosa, 2005). of this form that the ox, throughout its passage for the interior of Brazil, spread and populated generations, telling its history and marking its importance, nourishing populations, helping in the hard work of the farming, and through its reproductive cycle serving of familiar income.

‘ ‘ … But also appears as an active and always present element passing to be perceived by the blacks and Indians, its friends of work, as symbol of force, violence and resistance, as well as of balance, calm and solidity. It was to leave of this symbolic process of valuation of the ox, that if originated the trick of the Bumba-mine-ox, therefore one admitted in its process of formation and development, the private contribution of the three ethnic and cultural elements: the salvation of the life of the Father Francisco, is a retaliation the tyranny of the farmers and gentlemen at the time colonial owner of devices.