( 1649 - 1552 )
Suzana Dias was the owner of land in the São Paulo region, the owner of slaves and the mother of Bandeirantes such as André Fernandes, Baltasar Fernandes and Domingos. Daughter of the chief Tibiriçá, she married Manoel Fernandes Ramos – Portuguese and pioneering landowner.
A farm located in the village of Parnaíba (SP) was founded on the banks of the Anhembi River – now Rio Tietê. With the death of her husband, Suzana started to manage the farm alone.
Their lands came to comprise the territories of São Roque, Araçariguama, Itu and Sorocaba. She is considered the founder of the city of Santana do Parnaíba (1580), an important intermediary of the Flags that went to Goiás in search of native slaves and minerals. There are records informing that throughout the 18th century, about 30% of the population of Parnaíba was made up of enslaved indigenous people. Percentage that remains at the beginning of the 19th century considering indigenous and black slaves.