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Reclusive Amazon tribe missing after attack

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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 09:30 PM
We all fell in love with these uncontacted tribes.... and to hear this story is heart-wrenching.
Honestly, I'm surprised ... MSN wrote about this. Doesn't seem to be the typical MSM news "worthy" stuff.... then again, I don't think Snookie is news worthy...and they report on her all the time. Guess they aren't ALLLLL bad... Anyway - thought I would share this..., and the thread that was started on this tribe back in April.

Above Top Secret

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An uncontacted Amazon tribe that made headlines earlier this year after being filmed from the air is feared missing after presumed drug traffickers overran the Brazilian guards posted to protect the tribe's lands.
According to tribal advocacy group Survival International, Brazilian officials can find no trace of the Indians in the area after heavily armed men ransacked the guard post in western Brazil about 32 miles from the Peruvian border. Like other uncontacted tribes, the Indians live a traditional life in the forest and does not have contact with the outside world.
Workers from FUNAI, the government bureau of Indian affairs, found a broken arrow in one of the men's backpacks, raising fears for the tribe's safety.
"We think the Peruvians made the Indians flee," Carlos Travassos, the head of the government's isolated Indians department, said in a statement. "Now we have good proof. We are more worried than ever."
Lost tribe
As many as 2,000 uncontacted Indians may live in the Javari Valley of the western Amazon, Survival International estimates. Brazilian officials keep an eye on tribal lands but do not force contact with the inhabitants. In February, Brazil's Indian Affairs Department released aerial photos and film of the tribe that is now missing, revealing thatched dwellings, tribe members in red body paint, and gardens full of manioc tubers and papaya.
More photographs, video and earlier story
Now the Indians seem to have disappeared. According to Survival International, police found a package containing 44 pounds of coc aine in the area. That could mean that the Envira River, where the Brazilian guard post is located, is now an entry point into Brazil for Peruvian coc aine smugglers, they said.

According to local reports, police have detained one man, a Portuguese national who was arrested and deported for drug trafficking in March. Jose Carlos Meirelles, who headed the remote guard post, is now back in the area and reported that several groups of men armed with sub-machine guns and rifles are in the forest near the base.
Guns aren't the only threat to uncontacted Indians. Common diseases can also kill them, because they have not built up immunity to the viruses and bacteria outside their forest home. According to Survival International's, there are about 100 uncontacted tribes in existence worldwide.
"This situation could be one of the biggest blows we have ever seen in the protection of uncontacted Indians in recent decades," Travassos said, referring to the possible drug traffickers. "It's a catastrophe."

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 09:53 PM
I think most un-contacted tribes have chosen to stay that way as they are obviously aware of modern mans presence. They may not understand how dangerous we are or maybe they do and that's why they remain hidden from the world.

How many of us would chose to remain hidden from the wonders of the universe and remain comfortable with the present way we live. I think for most of us we see it's to late for mankind to save ourselves and hope for some other worldly intervention.

Some like me just watch the show and are simply happy to be alive.

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 11:14 PM
Well after an attack like that, I would probably take my family and go 'missing' too. How hard is it to hide in this jungle, didnt they do it for their entire existence until recently? Perhaps they have seasonal lands and have simply moved on to greener pastures for the time being, or greener rain forest in this case. I'm just afraid that this group will spend to much time looking for this tribe, and push the farther into hiding.

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 11:28 PM
They are not missing

They are reclusive

erebody calm down

posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 02:02 AM
reply to post by CeeRZ

Wonders if their land includes mineral rich resources. Why would a pack of drug traffickers bother to interfere with these people? Possibly a case of lap dogs out hunting for the mining giants. Man I'm getting so cynical of greedy Corporations these days... they'll do anything to achieve a desired result.

posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 02:43 PM
Might as well post in this thread too

I used to live in the Amazon rain forest of southern Venezuela just above Brazil with a remote indigenous tribe as well. It doesn't surprise me that there are more of these tribes out there, still undiscovered. This tribe reminds me a bit of the Jhoti people we were with, but more so like the Yanomamo tribe. Their longhouses are similar and they use bows and arrows instead of blow guns, which would put them in line with the Yanomamo. I think its a high possibility that they are an offshoot of the Yanomamo, often tribes like theirs would split up during hard times to search for food.

One of the photos shows a child with what appears to be a metal knife, so like I said, possibly just an offshoot of a "discovered" tribe.

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