Friday, May 30, 2008

Their Own World

ABCNews.com and the Associated Press published photos from what they called "an uncontacted indian tribe". The pictures and the concept seem so foreign to me. They literally have their own little world. No technology, no influence... they exist within their own reality. I have watched a few documentaries on new tribe discoveries. Usually, the researchers don't have cameras rolling during their first contact. When they do go back, you can already see the touches of modern world hitting them. Elders wearing hats, children wearing pieces of cotton clothing. Interestingly enough, the report stated "there are more than 100 uncontacted tribes worldwide, most of them in Brazil and Peru".

I am going to post the photos but they aren't very big. The first photo is probably the most striking. The "Uncontacted Indians" were photographed from a plane in the Envira River region of Brazil near the Peru border. They fired arrows at the plane as it flew over.







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