Apparently, the country’s National Indian Foundation has known about this tribe, and three others like them, for over 20 years and is releasing photos now to bring attention to the fact that their existence is being threatened as the deforestation of the rainforest accelerates.
The government of Peru/Brazil is claiming the tribe doesn’t exist. The National Indian Foundation wants to ensure that the tribes are left isolated. Contact with the rest of the world would quickly wipe them out. Other isolated tribes who came into contact with “civilization” quickly died off – many of them from the common cold.
A British lobby group called, Survival International says there are more than 100 uncontacted indigenous tribes throughout the world.
I think this is awesome, in the true sense of the word. With all the crap that has gone on, and is going on in the world, there are people who are blissfully unaware of it all.
Of course, the experts are saying that the tribes “ethically” can’t be kept from contact forever and that the answer is to have the kind of contact and change that the tribes themselves manage the pace of.
Given a choice, I wonder if the tribes might not just ask to be left the hell alone.