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    Rare uncontacted tribe photographed in Amazon

    Thu May 29, 6:21 PM ET

    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.

    The photographs of the tribe near the border between Brazil and Peru are rare evidence that such groups exist. A Brazilian official involved in the expedition said many of them are in increasing danger from illegal logging.

    "What is happening in this region is a monumental crime against the natural world, the tribes, the fauna and is further testimony to the complete irrationality with which we, the 'civilized' ones, treat the world," Jose Carlos Meirelles was quoted as saying in a statement by the Survival International group.

    One of the pictures, which can be seen on Survival International's Web site (http://www.survival-international.org), shows two Indian men covered in bright red pigment poised to fire arrows at the aircraft while another Indian looks on.

    Another photo shows about 15 Indians near thatched huts, some of them also preparing to fire arrows at the aircraft.

    "The world needs to wake up to this, and ensure that their territory is protected in accordance with international law. Otherwise, they will soon be made extinct," said Stephen Corry, the director of Survival International, which supports tribal people around the world.

    Of more than 100 uncontacted tribes worldwide, more than half live in either Brazil or Peru, Survival International says. It says all are in grave danger of being forced off their land, killed and ravaged by new diseases.

    (Reporting by Stuart Grudgings; editing by Sandra Maler)


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    Of more than 100 uncontacted tribes worldwide, more than half live in either Brazil or Peru, Survival International says. It says all are in grave danger of being forced off their land, killed and ravaged by new diseases.
    Sounds like natural selection to me.

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    • #3
      when i see a helicopter flying around i think "is that a giant prehistoric bird". i don't know, im just a caveman. but i do know my client deserves two million dollars.
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        • #5
          Would have been cooler if they had actually shot down the chopper.....
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          • #6
            Bows = WMDs.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by backstop View Post
              Don't they have hedge trimmers and lawmowers in the Peruvian jungle?

              That place looks unkempt.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by moedrabowsky View Post
                Don't they have hedge trimmers and lawmowers in the Peruvian jungle?

                That place looks unkempt.
                It looks better than the house across the street from me.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Guppy View Post
                  It looks better than the house across the street from me.

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                  • #10
                    It says all are in grave danger of being forced off their land, killed and ravaged by new diseases.
                    Or just because they really suck at the art of camouflage.
                    Of course you do.

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                    • #11
                      How the hell have these guys gone unnoticed for so long? I mean, they're orange.
                      Of course you do.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ShortHop View Post
                        How the hell have these guys gone unnoticed for so long? I mean, they're orange.
                        Good call.
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                        • #13
                          Fascinating to me to think that there are 100 uncontacted tribes in the world. I would have thought that every inch of this planet would have been "discovered" by now.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by moedrabowsky View Post
                            Sounds like natural selection to me.

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                            I do. Neanderthal remains my favorite homo sapien.
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                            • #15
                              Fake. I think I see a plasma TV in the second picture.

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