Indigenous Tribe Contacted Brazil, believed to be from Peru seeking help after attacks

Posted on August 3, 2014 • Filed under: Border Issues, Brazil, Conflicts, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Peru, Social Issues Carrington reported…Amazon tribe makes first contact with outside world

Indigenous people crossed from Peru into Brazil looking for help to combat illegal loggers and drug traffickers, researchers say.
Footage released by Brazil’s National Indian Foundation shows isolated indigenous people coming forward for outside assistance after fleeing attacks in Peru

Indigenous tribesmen living deep in the Peruvian rainforest have emerged into the outside world to seek help, after suffering a murderous attack by probable drug traffickers. The contact took place across the border in Brazil and was recorded in a video released on Friday. The tribesmen caught a serious respiratory disease after contact, a major killer of isolated indigenous people, but have since recovered. Other tribes living in voluntary isolation on the Peru-Brazil border have been spotted in recent years. In the Brazil sighting, seven naked tribesmen armed with bows and arrows first turned up at Simpatia village, on the banks of the Envira river in the Brazilian state of Acre, at the end of June. They asked for weapons and allies, according to Zé Correia, a member of the native Brazilian Ashaninka tribe who met them. The tribesmen told him they had been attacked in their forest homeland by non-Indians, most probably drug traffickers. Read Article

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