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Originally posted by Flory
In a way, I envy them. I hope we don't destroy them.
Originally posted by zooplancton
it's too bad we've managed to "devirginize" another pure entity on earth.
can't there be just one thing left alone in its natural state? sensationalism, sensationalism, all based on ratings and back-patting for the people that were looking to make that buck and breaking story. so sad.
Originally posted by LAUGHING-CAT
I wonder if they went back to their friends, described something that none of the others had ever seen before, and got laughed at by the whole tribe?
Us out here certainly know what they saw was real, but how could these people relate?
I'm just sayin'
After almost 20 hours in a single-engine airplane, the sertanista Jose Carlos Dos Reis Meirelles Júnior, coordinator of the Front of Etnoambiental Protection of the Funai, commanded a flight that resulted in the first photographs of the indians of one of the four isolated ethnicities that live in the border of the Acre with Peru. The women and its children had run away for the forest looking for protection, while the warriors of the tribe itook positions and reacted shooting arrows to the airplane.
We already knew of the existence of these peoples, but from now on, we have the material proof that the region is one of the few that houses the latest isolated or unknown ethnicities of the planet - said Jose Carlos Meirelles, with exclusivity for Terra Magazine.
In the headwaters of the Igarapé Xinane, known on the maps of geography as Cachoeira (waterfall), very close to parallel 10, the limit Brazil-Peru, were photographed two malocas of isolated Indians. Both were originally located, from the resources of the tool Google Earth, by the sertanista Rieli Franciscato from the "Frente de Proteção Etnoambiental do Javari", in Amazonas, which tried to send the coordinates to her colleague in Acre.
Last year, in a dispatch, we come to this place and saw many traces. We thought that there might be maloca in the region, which was confirmed. One of them is well and confirms the recent migration of isolated indians to Brazil due to pressure from illegal exploitation of timber in the headwaters of the Peruvian River Envira - marks the sertanista.
The Indian women of the group of isolated indians that was photographed had a short skirt of cotton. The men use a tied tape of cotton in which they tie the penis. They shave up to half the hair of the head, but the hair extends until the middle of the back. They use tiaras and appear painted with urucum (red). It draws attention the fact that a few are painted with Jenipapo, that is, with black bodies, but without bow and arrow.
Originally posted by justyc
we could send an emissary...to go to them and explain what it was that they saw and that there is an outside world that now knows they exist but which is so far removed from how they live that they should be given the choice as to whether they wish to know about it or not.
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
I think there are many groups of people who may have heard about the outside world, but has never seen anything from it, my dad told me there are some in africa, if they saw a car they probably would think it was some demon or something lol.
More than 100 uncontacted tribes remain worldwide, and about half live in the remote reaches of the Amazonian rainforest in Peru or Brazil, near the recently photographed tribe, according to Survival International, a nonprofit group that advocates for the rights of indigenous people.
"All are in grave danger of being forced off their land, killed or decimated by new diseases," the organization said Thursday.
Illegal logging in Peru is threatening several uncontacted groups, pushing them over the border with Brazil and toward potential conflicts with about 500 uncontacted Indians living on the Brazilian side, Survival International said.