May 30th, 2008


WTF Humans

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Amazon Indians from one of the world's last uncontacted tribes have been photographed from the air, with striking images released on Thursday showing them painted bright red and brandishing bows and arrows

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A couple friends and I had an arguement over whether or not there were still groups of people 'in the wild'. I said yes, they said no. So, I sent them the article. I thought it was interesting and searched Wikipedia for more. =)


EDIT TO ADD:  Uncontacted tribes remain a fascination in Western culture. Recently, the idea of tour operators offering extreme adventure tours to specifically search out uncontacted peoples has become a controversial subject. A BBC Four documentary in 2006 documented a controversial American tour operator who specializes in escorted tours to "discover" uncontacted peoples in West Papua similar to the BBC's own adventure in Papua New Guinea to make their 1971 documentary A Blank on the Map in which the first contact in over a decade was made with the Biami people.

I hope they get left alone, too..
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