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Uncontacted Amazonian tribe photographed

03 Jun

This is like some movie stuff right here. Apparently, there are some “uncontacted” Indian tribes in the Amazon and one such tribe was photographed by helicopter. In the picture above you can see two of the tribesmen painted red/orange, shooting arrows at the helicopter. It’s believed that this tribe is one of the few tribes in the world that has had no outside contact…not including random helicopter sightings, I suppose.  I’m just blown away by this. Fascinating stuff.  Read more about it in this New York Times article. 

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Posted by on June 3, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “Uncontacted Amazonian tribe photographed

  1. lieblingartcrafts

    June 3, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Uncontacted…”until now”. Can’t we leave these last vestiges of unmodernized humanity ALONE for chrissakes? I’d be shooting my friggin arrow at the helecopter too. Not long before we arrogantly start ruining their delicately balanced civililization with washing machines and “trade”. Maybe we can wipe them out like we did at Easter Island.

     
  2. loveisdope

    June 3, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    True that. Their way of life has already been disrupted. That’s why the photographs were released, to prove to some of these big companies that they do in fact exist. Apparently, logging/de-foresting has pushed some of these “uncontacted” tribes into closer proximity to eachother and people are concerned about tribal warfare. You’re right though, I hope the next pictures we see of these folks won’t feature goofy t-shirts and and crocs.

     

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