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Contact with the outside world forced them to settle in a permanent village and their population fell to just 39 people at the end of the 1970s. Malaria, tuberculosis and influenza decimated the male population and the psychological shock of contact and forced settlement crippled their morale. For a decade, the Assurini refused to have families. Rather than putting their children through the agony of living, women would abort or bury their newborns alive. Benigno Marques adopted his youngest daughter, Priscilla, after digging her out of a grave 17 years ago.
Originally posted by king9072
Heres a funny pic, I guess awhile back they were flying into remote places to try and discover these previously unknown tribes. Anyways, the helicopter spots them, and the tribesman not knowing what this flying machine is take aim with their bows ready to strike if attacked..
Originally posted by Forest
Very long and interesting read. The part about Benigno digging her out of her grave as a infant and basically adopting her was probably the sentence that struck me the most.
I tried many searches on this subject, apparently this kind of practice is referred to as infanticide.
[en.wikipedia.org...]Wiki: Infanticide [/url]
Another Hakani story..
Missionaries accuse Brazil of allowing infanticide
Originally posted by red_leader
reply to post by curiositydidnotkillthecat
OK just to clear it up.... The 1st vid I saw had a disclaimer stating that the vid was a re-enactment. I couldn't however, find it again. This version is the exact same, except someone removed the disclaimer to sensationalize it. I think... I hope.