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Roca led the campaign to subdue Patagonia in the 1870's.                           "Our self-respect as a virile people obliges us to put down as soon as possible, by reason or by force, this handful of savages who destroy our wealth and prevent us from definitely occupying, in the name of law, progress and our own security, the richest and most fertile lands of the Republic.".--Julio Argentino Roca
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Roca led the campaign to subdue Patagonia in the 1870's. "Our self-respect as a virile people obliges us to put down as soon as possible, by reason or by force, this handful of savages who destroy our wealth and prevent us from definitely occupying, in the name of law, progress and our own security, the richest and most fertile lands of the Republic.".--Julio Argentino Roca