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Uncontacted Amazon Indians: remarkable footage

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Uncontacted Amazon Indians: remarkable footage

This man, painted with annatto seed dye, is in the community’s garden, surrounded by banana plants and annatto trees

Survival International, the UK charity that works with tribal people, has obtained fascinating pictures, taken by Brazil’s Indian Affairs Department, FUNAI. The tribe lives in Brazil near the frontier with Brazil. The pictures reveal a thriving, healthy community with baskets full of manioc and papaya fresh from their gardens.

The tribe’s survival is in serious jeopardy as an influx of illegal loggers invades the Peru side of the border. Brazilian authorities believe the influx of loggers is pushing isolated Indians from Peru into Brazil, and the two groups are likely to come into conflict.

For fuller information and more pictures, go to Survival International’s website.

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