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'Uncontacted tribe' sighted in Amazon

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Mitzs, May 31, 2008.

  1. Mitzs
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    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/05/30/brazil.tribes/index.html
     
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  2. rax

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    Not overly sure I believe that..

    Also, they look like the oompa loompas (spelling?) from willy wonka lol
     
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    Can’t be true. If you had no idea the rest of the world had stuff like cameras and helicopters, when one appeared in the sky above you making lots of noise you would likely think is some kind of witch craft and run away. They are just standing there looking at it, same as you or I would if a helicopter was hovering above us. Those tribesmen have seen one before, and their orange disguises don’t fool us modern world folk :D
     
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    They're not just standing around watching - they're actively firing arrows at the helicopter. Perfectly normal behavious for an insular tribe. This is 100% true - and there are more 'lost' tribes out there (most of the Amazon is unexplored). Of course, they won't stay 'lost' for long - there won't BE any bloody Amazon in a couple of decades :(
     
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    Zeb is right. There are still tribes that have never been in direct human contact with modern society. And, those guys are not just standing around and watching. They are in defense mode and armed-and-dangerous.

    Being "uncontacted" doesn't mean they have never seen planes or helicopters overhead before. It means no one from the outside world has ever gone in on the ground and talked to them.
     
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    They may not be aware of everything in the world but they have to be aware of Planes and helicopters and other heavy equipment if just like everyone else in our generation. This can not have been the first one they have seen. But it may be the first time they thought of it as a threat and the reasons for the arrows.
     
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    Mitzs - I'm guessing that they don't exactly live under a flightpath... :biggrin

    Seriously - have you seen how big the Amazon is? Not to mention the fact that no commercial airline flies over it simply because it is so inaccessible (thousands of square miles of impenetrable jungle, accessible only by river or tributary). TBH, I think its likely that the tribe was known before this - at least locally in Brazil or Peru - but that they've never had any 'contact' made with them. Increased logging is probably to blame.
     
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    Its actually illegal in Brazilian law to try to contact them, they are trying to preserve their uncontacted status, contact with outsiders could well wipe out 90% of their tribe.

    They are under constant threat because of logging, jungle clearance, they are even building major new roads into the amazon.

    There are also many tribes in contact with modern civlisation and I have met one of them, uncontacted tribes are far rarer however. I don't know how the photographers got away with it to be honest.

    Go to a few anthropology museums around the world and you will see far stranger stuff...

    I've also known people who have been spat on in shamanic riturals, human culture and behaviour is a pretty diverse thing.
     
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    I hope nobodies been in and told them they're protected from contact, might spoil it :lol:
     
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    It's not so hard to believe there are unfound Tribes/animals on earth the Amazon is huge, it would take years to explore it all.

    That tribe were firing arrows at the helicopter, they may not have even heard or seen one before and though it was a monster.

    Anyone seen the film Cannibal Holocaust? (based on a true story) Where a guy and his mate crashland in a remote part of the Amazon and his mate gets eaten for lunch and he just manages to escape.

    This really happend in the 70's and that tribe had not been discovered before there could be a lot more.
     
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    I'm still trying to find the original unedited Cannibal Holocast but its been banned in most countries since it was released
    ****in messed up film thats for sure!
     
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    it certainly is, it was on the horror channel a while back although it's not the uncut orginal. I think it had a world wide banning but I don't think it was for the gore, I think was because of the mental toture the guy goes through.
     
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    If it is true then great, but hopefully they will be left alone as they are obviously doing a great job surviving without any intervetion!
     
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    I think The Emerald Forest is probably most relevant film I can think of.

    Also I remember this film having some interesting aspects, although not based in amazon if I remember correctly contains stuff about shamanism and neurotoxins.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

    Not seen this but it looks illuminating :-

    Tribe
     
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