Watch: ‘First contact’ with isolated Ashaninka Indians in Brazil

by Moctezuma Cortés on July 31, 2014 in Cultura, El Now, Video


A group of “isolates” from the Ashaninka Indian tribe in Acre in Northwest Brazil made “first contact” with government scientists last month.

Newsmax.com reports:

An isolated tribe in the Amazon Rainforest made a voluntary first contact with outsiders at the end of June, leaving experts worried the tribe might have opened itself up to disease.

A few people from the previously uncontacted indigenous tribe, one of as many as 77 that officials believe may live in the Amazon, approached a group of Brazil’s government scientists working near the Peruvian border.

It was the first time government officials have met with an uncontacted tribe in 20 years, the American Associated for the Advancement of Science said.

Continued @ NewsMax.

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