Friday, May 30, 2008

Pics of the "lost" Amazon Tribe

Got some emails about the Indian tribe found in the western part of the country close to the Peru border. BBC has a few photos here, and here is a good shot that details what the items are in the photo. Here is National Geographic's take on the story. Keep in mind that while many articles are saying "uncontacted" that may not be entirely accurate. It's not like they have never encountered life outside the tribe. Many of these tribes have come in contact with rubber trappers, loggers, etc., but for the most part have kept to themselves and decided not to organize with FUNAI which is the Brazilian government's National Indian Foundation

3 comments:

Ms Calabaza said...

I think this story is amazing! I can't wait to hear more about this and see more pictures. Can you imagine what an incredible anthropoligical research find this is? Although, they say once it's been "found" it will never be the same such as Margaret Mead's Samoa research . . . but still!

Daniel @ Garanhuns said...

Interesting to note this story is getting more press outside of Brazil than in the national media. FUNAI, which is the Indian organization here in Brazil has known about them for some time and has them under an umbrella of a handful tribes that have just preferred to be left alone.

Ms Calabaza said...

"FUNAI, which is the Indian organization here in Brazil has known about them for some time and has them under an umbrella of a handful tribes that have just preferred to be left alone."

~ OK, this makes a lot more sense to me now. . . so they really didn't want to be "found". Sometimes I feel like them . . . but I'd need AC, Wifi, good food . . . Nah, forget it.

On another topic:

Maybe one day you can write about Nixon . . . (saw your comment on RCAB). I have such mixed feelings about him . . . would love to hear your take.