Photos Reveal Isolated, Primitive Amazon Tribe

The DailyMail is featuring photos of a primitive, isolated Amazon tribe in Brazil’s Acre state near the border with Peru. The photos were taken from a plane. The general perception is that the tribe, which numbers roughly 200 people, is isolated from the outside world. The Brazilian government does not interfere with the tribe, but does check to ascertain whether it is getting any trouble from logging, mining, hunters or fishermen, or those who raise cattle.

Reuters reports that a neighboring tribe called the Ashaninka tribe is feeling threatened by the isolated Amazon tribe and other tribes nearby, and has asked the government as well as various NGOs to help them keep the Amazon tribe from invading their territory. Survival International reported that the Amazon tribe grows various crops, including peanuts, bananas, and corn.


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