Indigenous tribe discovered in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest
2011-06-28 0:00

By Robin Yapp | Telegraph.co.uk



Air surveillance images showed the tribe in the Javari Valley close to the border with Peru, according to Fabricio Amorim of the National Indian Foundation (Funai).

The flights showed four large villages featuring huts and plantings of corn and bananas by the community, Funai said.
"The plantation, as well as the huts, are new, dated to a maximum of one year," said Mr Amorim.

"The state of the straw used in construction and the planting of corn indicate this. Besides corn, there was bananas and a vegetation in undergrowth that appeared to be peanuts, among other crops." The flyovers were carried out after small forest clearings were detected on satellite images, indicating the possibility of human settlements.


Video from: YouTube.com

Brazilian authorities ban the general population from any contact with the isolated tribes due to concerns that they could easily become infected with diseases for which they carry no immunity.

The region is already threatened by illegal logging, fishing and gold mining operations and by drug traffickers operating in the area, according to Funai officials.

The newly discovered group probably belongs to the Pano linguistic community which lives in the area, Mr Amorim said.

Funai has not established contact with the group but said that the Javari Valley is regarded as having the "highest concentration of isolated groups in the Amazon and the world" and could be home to 2,000 indigenous people from at least 14 tribes.


Article from: telegraph.co.uk



Related Articles
Lost Tribes of the Green Sahara
Missionary told to leave after helping Amazon tribes resist incursion of oil, gas and mining firms into the rainforest
Ancient tribe dies out in India’s Andaman islands
Secret of the ’lost’ tribe that wasn’t
Strange island: Pacific tribesmen come to study Britain


Latest News from our Front Page

New Jersey Shopkeeper Hangs 'White History Month' Sign In Window
2015-03-05 18:08
A deli owner in Flemington, New Jersey, has angered many of his neighbors by posting a sign on his window that reads, "Celebrate Your White Heritage in March White History Month." Jim Boggess, who is the owner of Jimbo's Deli, says he put up the sign to remind everyone that they should be proud of their race and culture. "No matter what ...
The Viking ”Maine Penny” Mystery
2015-03-05 3:41
In 1957, during his second year of digging at the Goddard site; a large prehistoric Indian trade village in Penobscot Bay on the central Maine coast, local resident and amateur archaeologist Guy Mellgren found a small silver coin. The coin is later identified by experts as a Norse silver penny dating to the reign of Olaf Kyrre, king of Norway ...
The Sagas of the (Viking) Icelanders Shed Light on Golden Age
2015-03-05 3:40
The Sagas of the Icelanders have long been preserved as the most comprehensive specimen of the literary culture of the 13th and 14th centuries of Iceland. In writing these sagas, many attributes of the 10th and 11th centuries were conserved, particularly individual biographies, the history of family feuds, and the overall evolution of the one of the greatest settlements ...
Benjamin Netanyahu's Full Speech to Congress
2015-03-05 1:36
Here is the full speech of Pathological Zionist Liar Benjamin Netanyahu to the United States Congress. "And the Oscar goes too ...." Description from YouTube: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel used one of the most prominent platforms in the world on Tuesday to warn against what he called a “bad deal” being negotiated with Iran to freeze its nuclear program, bringing ...
The FDA Admits That Prior to 2011 Over 70% of U.S. Chickens Contained Cancer-Causing Arsenic
2015-03-04 20:32
Prior to 2011, the cancer-causing toxic chemical Roxarsone, which in high doses could kill you, was being added to chicken feed on purpose, giving store-bought chicken the illusion of healthy coloring and plump appearance. Shockingly, this was the case with more than 70 percent of all U.S. chickens! A recent article was published stating that this continued to be the ...
More News »