I’m hiking the trail up to Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro when we spot these adorable little monkeys. And they gather around us. And creep closer and closer and…
"Run! Run! They aren’t afraid of the sticks!!"
Thought there were no undiscovered tribes left? Think again: Last month, an indigenous Amazonian tribe made contact with civilization for the first time — to save itself.
For weeks, the unidentified tribe — which was previously photographed in 2008 — has been spotted traveling on the border between Brazil and Peru. But the Brazilian government announced last week that the tribe has indeed made peaceful contact with Ashaninka Indians in Brazil’s Acre state along the Envira River in order, it appears, to escape illegal logging and drug trafficking in the area.
"Something serious must have happened," José Carlos Meirelles, who monitored the region for 20 years with the Brazilian Indian Affairs Department (FUNAI), said in a statement. "It is not normal for such a large group of uncontacted Indians to approach in this way. This is a completely new and worrying situation, and we currently do not know what has caused it."
This is an amazing story.
I have an honest question, and if anyone has a good answer I’d love to hear it. This article refers to the tribe as Indian. I was not aware that tribal groups outside of North America were (mis)labeled as Indians. What’s the history behind this?
All the natives in North, South and Central America have been called Indians by us colonizers for as long as you and I have been alive… And for as far back as that term goes, I believe.
"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
Someone let their dog poop in front of our beach house. We put this sign up and later today it was all cleaned up.
Looks more like someone let their human poop in front of your beach house.