Plane seemingly angers ‘Uncontacted’ Amazon tribe
March 30th, 2014 | by Fletcher
Mankind spends a lot of time wondering what lies beyond the stars, but we’ve still got a lot to learn about our own planet. Believe it or not, there are still some tribes of “uncontacted people” in the world, and a photographer from the AP is giving us a glimpse at a few of them.
The photos were snapped in the Xinane River area in Brazil near the border of Peru, and clearly show tribe members out in the open. As you can see, they don’t appear to be overly pleased at the sight of the plane flying overhead. The first photos of the uncontacted tribe surfaced in 2011 from a satellite, and they are believed to be around 200 in number.
While the plane no doubt freaked out the jungle-dwelling tribe, don’t worry about anyone going to pay a visit anytime soon. Brazil has a strict policy of “no contact” with the tribe although nearby “contacted” tribes have asked the movement to intervene to keep the uncontacted ones from spilling over into their lands.