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The Yawalapiti - The Village of Joy (Amazing pictures).

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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:50 AM

They found happiness living in harmony with Mother Earth. "Keeping it simple" was always the key. Just look at the pics and tell me if you wouldn't like to be there too.


The Yawalapiti are one of 14 indigenous tribes living in the Xingu Indigenous Park, in the Amazon Basin (Brazil). His first contact with Europeans occurred in 1887 and its current population is approximately 150 people. The live Yawalapiti times of change, where the interest in preserving their culture and concern for the devastation of the forest are vital Xingu. See the evocative images by photographer Ueslei Marcelino, captured from the heart of our continent.

Deep in the Brazilian heartland, where the upper reaches of the Amazon Basin dissolve into the central plateau, I had the opportunity last week to spend a few days in the village of joy.

What I dubbed the village of joy is the home of the Yawalapiti tribe. One day last week, a group of us were escorted into the Xingu National Park by members of the Darcy Ribeiro Foundation and the Cavaleiro de Jorge cultural center, and arrived at the circular Yawalapiti village under an enormous full moon.

More pics here : y Cultura&G_ID=22310

But we had to go there an ruin that perfection :

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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 11:27 AM
Gorgeous! I love their tattoos. They all look so healthy and happy...reminds me to get away from the computer and get outside!! Thanks for posting!

posted on May, 18 2012 @ 12:09 PM
reply to post by lordgrrl

Yeah, imagine all day jumping in the river, hunting, eating healthy. I remember the movie "avatar" right now.

posted on May, 18 2012 @ 04:27 PM
reply to post by Trueman

Amazing... these are the people we should be looking up to... not Steve Jobs, Bill Gates etc...

If we all lived in balance with nature... well you can only imagine how wonderful it would be.

Sadly, it probably won’t be long before a big logging company or fast food chain eyes up their land and pays some local militia to chase them off their land.

I wish i hadn’t said that... but its true

ETA - Oh i just spotted that they live in a kind of reservation... hopefully this means they are protected. So sad though... that the few remaining people who live in harmony with nature have to be secured in a human safari park.

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