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Friday 19 December 2014

In Pictures: The tribe that hid from the rest of the world

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" > These remarkable photographs are the first proof of the existence of one of the world's last uncontacted tribes. Taken from a plane that was flying low over the canopy of the Amazon rainforest near the border between Brazil and Peru, it could play a vital part in ensuring the tribe's survival. Mr Meirelles, who works for FUNAI, the Brazilian government's Indian affairs department, said they first encountered the group on a morning flight earlier this month and saw dozens of people dotted around a clearing with two communal huts. When they returned later the same day, the impact of the earlier flight was clear. Most of the women and children had fled into the forest, he said, and those that were left had painted their bodies, taken up arms and appeared to be on a "war footing".

Tribe that hid from the world

These remarkable photographs are the first proof of the existence of one of the world's last uncontacted tribes. Taken from a plane flying low over the canopy of the Amazon rainforest bordering Brazil and Peru, it could play a vital part in ensuring the tribe's survival. FUNAI, the Brazilian government's Indian affairs department, said they first encountered the group on a morning flight earlier this month. When they returned later the same day, the impact of the earlier flight was clear. Most of the women and children had fled into the forest, he said, and those that were left had painted their bodies, taken up arms and appeared to be on a "war footing".
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Tribe that hid from the world

These remarkable photographs are the first proof of the existence of one of the world's last uncontacted tribes. Taken from a plane flying low over the canopy of the Amazon rainforest bordering Brazil and Peru, it could play a vital part in ensuring the tribe's survival. FUNAI, the Brazilian government's Indian affairs department, said they first encountered the group on a morning flight earlier this month. When they returned later the same day, the impact of the earlier flight was clear. Most of the women and children had fled into the forest, he said, and those that were left had painted their bodies, taken up arms and appeared to be on a "war footing".
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Tribe that hid from the world

These remarkable photographs are the first proof of the existence of one of the world's last uncontacted tribes. Taken from a plane flying low over the canopy of the Amazon rainforest bordering Brazil and Peru, it could play a vital part in ensuring the tribe's survival. FUNAI, the Brazilian government's Indian affairs department, said they first encountered the group on a morning flight earlier this month. When they returned later the same day, the impact of the earlier flight was clear. Most of the women and children had fled into the forest, he said, and those that were left had painted their bodies, taken up arms and appeared to be on a "war footing".
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