New Tribe Found in Amazon

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  1. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080529/sc_nm/brazil_tribe_dc

    There is a little slide show on the left from the article.

    " 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."
     
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  3. Yeah me

    Yeah me Former Member

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    How awesome is that?!?! :) Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. pixies

    pixies Former Member

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    just great, now the missionaries will move in and destroy these peoples way of life. Missionaries being the discovery channel, national geographic and the religious ones.

    They will be wearing T-shirts from Disneyworld and FILA tennis shoes by next year.
     
  5. gaia227

    gaia227 I have never taken any exercise except sleeping an

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    SO TRUE! I am glad to hear someone stating the truth. Missionaries will be falling over themselves to get down there and 'civilize' these people. Nat'l Geo will be trying to exploit them for some hour long special on their TV channel and a photo spread in their magazine. Next thing you know there will tours owned by some American or European company taking tourist to see these people in their natural habitat.
    Can't we just leave them alone? They have been doing just fine without 21st century luxuries. I am glad to see this was posted. I was going to post it myself. It is amazing in this ultra-mobile, connected, high-tech world there is a whole tribe of people never found. As a former Anthropology student this is very exciting stuff but as a humanist I wish they could have remained anonymous.
    One more reason in the loooooooooooong list of why we need to fight to end the destruction of the rainforest.
     
  6. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    It reminds me of the movie "The Gods must be Crazy"
     
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    reb New Member

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    pixies-- you took the words right outta my mouth...!! and don't forget the actual CHURCH, itself. why can't we just leave people like this ALONE,,, JUST ONCE?? just let them be!!!! no doubt we will barge into their community and justify it by saying 'we just want to make sure they are OK... see if they need any help.. and if the "children" need anything (yeah, blame it on the children!)... and if hey have enough to eat,, the kids need their shots,, and of course they need wide-screen TVs, Wal-Marts, anti-depressants, and an Olive Garden on every corner..... LOL...... and oh by the way,, we'll take that land off your hands, thank you very much.....
     
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    I love that movie. The holy "coca cola bottle".
     
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    Well, that depends on who gets there first, the missionaries or the bulldozers. We're totally destroying the rain forest.
     
  10. Karole28

    Karole28 Former Member

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    Ok, I laughed.

    lol
     
  11. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    You are just too weird BG, how is it possible that you always are the one who knows each and every one of my bizarre references. I'm just pissed because I'm convinced you know more odd trivia than I do.
     
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    Details Former Member

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    According to another article I read there is a gov't group there supposed to protect those people from "encroachment" - hopefully they can. If not - missionaries better watch out for those bows and arrows!
     
  13. BarnGoddess

    BarnGoddess Former Member

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    We must be twins with the same outlook on life and many shared experiences. I'm approaching 65 and have such an open mind. I'll read anything and watch almost any movie or informative show. I love all types of music and have been exposed to the classics by my parents. I raised my sons to also appreciate all music and literature. I was fortunate to have had a teacher expose me (with banned books covered with brown paper, LOL) to exploring interesting areas I would never have thought about. Where I lived and when during my life also helped my experiences and views.

    You must have been exposed and appreciate similarly.:blowkiss::blowkiss:
     
  14. 2luvmy

    2luvmy RIP Ragdoll. You don't get to choose how you're go

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    I worry about "civilization" coming in and wiping them out with disease and sickness they haven't been exposed to. Similar to what the Native Americans experienced.
     
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    I rarely give a thought to "celebrities" who adopt causes, but two stand out and I do support their efforts. One is Bono who makes sure most of the money raised goes directly to the charity and the other is Sting who has fought to raise our awareness of the consequences of the loss of equatorial rain forests.

    Instead of earning energy credits, we should fight the destruction of these environmentally important rain forests. Leave the native people alone and do not encroach on their civilization.
     
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    Thankfully they are trying to pass a law to protect the undiscovered tribes. They do not want them to die from disease. The article says there are about 20 tribes still untouched by modern man.
    It is so cool and so are the pics. Just think, Bigfoot could be real. If this tribe could be around this long without proof so could a large animal.
     
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    Lets hope the plane did not drop a coke bottle. :)
     
  18. golfmom

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    Yep, but with helicopters flying by you have to wonder if the coke bottle hasn't been symbolically dropped already.
     
  19. pixies

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    Oh man!
    I heard a lady this morning yelling
    "It is now the end of the world"...at the grocery store...

    She said because this is the "last" tribe on earth who has never heard of "jesus" and once it is preached to them and they learn how to be saved "Jesus will be coming back"...
    She said it is biblical. :confused:

    Craziness!

    She was totally freaking my kids out.
     
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    Secret of the 'lost' tribe that wasn't

    Tribal guardian admits the Amazon Indians' existence was already known, but he hoped the publicity would lift the threat of logging


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jun/21/amazon

    Doesn't surprise me. i hope they'll be left alone.

    i was in the Amazon rainforest for around six weeks and we were continually warned to leave anyone who appeared to not be a part of the western world alone, completely as this is against the rules for travelers. the tribes of the Amazon are protected.

    except for voracious loggers. :(
     
  21. poco

    poco A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.

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    This is amazing. I wonder what these poor people think when a plane or helicopter flies over them. In the one picture it looks like they are aiming their arrows at a plane.....

    Wonder how many people in uncontacted tribes are on Prozac -- or worried about the price of gas --

    I think they should be considered an endangered species and any attempt to contact them - missionaries et al -- should be against the law.
     

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