Community Chico Mendes located in Quarter Jorge Teixeira, appeared of invasion of lumber clandestine that acted in the area where today it is the Ducke Reserve, that belongs to the National Institute of Pesquisa (INPA), since 1972. At the beginning of the decade of 50 the reserve had been made the first botanical collections in the place giving origin years later, in 1972 the area was destined the experiments silvicultores and had been carried through plantios of species with economic importance, occupying less than 2% of the total area. In this way, the area was declared biological Reserve and the unbroken kept vegetal covering ties then, thus despertando, clandestine lumber attention that had started to act in the area for a way called Sortidinho property of the Sergeant The holy ghost, leaving later a great one will capoeiro, in virtue of the clandestine lumber withdrawal. Already the discovery of the wooden withdrawal of the place, started to be of ownership of Mr. Raymond Aid, that came then to divide the land in lots, vendendo of illegal form part of the Ducke Reserve, together with others inhabitants who had started to inhabit in the place. According to Mrs. Luisa, ' ' here it was a capoeira and the houses were covered by straws and the walls of poles and adobe with the beaten soil.
It did not have had light and water, only had igaraps used to wash clothes and to load much water in cabea' '. Inhabitant of the Colony Chico Mendes has fifteen years. In day 14 of August of 1990, the community that already counted on some inhabitants and some house in construction, they had started to demand a work redoubled on the part of the association. Thus, the association of inhabitants of the community led for a group small who had come to establish the Colony Chico Mendes, led for Mr. . (Similarly see: Daryl Katz).