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(ABC News)   Tribe emerges from Brazilian jungle for first time ever. Hears about Kardashians, runs back into jungle   (abcnews.go.com ) divider line
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2014-08-02 01:38:36 AM  
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I am hesitant to say they have never had contact with outside civilization, being reclusive is a direct response to civilization, either European colonization or Imperialism at the hands of other Native American groups. They are aware of the world around them but choose to avoid it.

I think it's more likely that way back in the day some people secluded themselves and their progeny out in the jungle in order to save themselves from enslavement and destruction at the hands of the so called "civilization", and remained that way since. They have made the choice to be out of contact themselves.
2014-08-02 12:27:44 AM  
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traylor: stuffy: So how long before the whole thing gets exposed as a fraud?

Why do you think it is a fraud? There are dozens of _known_ isolated tribes in the Brazilian jungles, and according to some estimations there may be hundreds of unknown groups.


Just to add some facts from wiki

On January 18, 2007, FUNAI reported that it had confirmed the presence of 67 uncontacted tribes in Brazil, up from 40 in 2005.[11] With this reported increase, Brazil has surpassed the island of New Guinea (divided between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) as the region having the highest number of uncontacted tribes.

/you should read that page
2014-08-01 11:26:18 PM  
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Sgygus: This tribe understands steel machetes.  They're tainted.


Yeah, I've read about them before.

Obviously they're aware of the technology of the people outside, to some extend. And have chosen to withdraw as their land has been cut down or made unsafe.

The dude with the machete is king now, until the flu kills him.

/they actually had the flu prior to contacting the outside world as per the articles I read.
2014-08-01 11:01:09 PM  
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Generally, all of these uncontacted tribes are not uncontacted because they've been living in the jungle in pristine ignorance of the outside world. They deliberately keep themselves uncontacted because most of them fled into the deepest parts of the jungle back in the early 20th century during the rubber boom, when native tribes were dying in droves from diseases and massacres by industrialized Brazilians. Conflicts with miners and farmers since haven't usually given them much incentive to come out.
2014-08-01 10:22:46 PM  
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Calm: There's just no great choices in these cases. I guess best case scenario is they'd be integrated into modern society...except they'd get sick and have culture shock, and let's face it, the world isn't wealthy enough to do it right. If governments just leave them alone, criminals will get them, like here.

Even if everyone leaves them alone, that's, what, countless generations enduring 35 year life spans with no progress and no dental or medical care besides a stone drill and flint knives? That's a despicable thing to condemn human beings to. These aren't an interesting variety of baboon.


There may have been a time when it would have been beneficial for more advanced colonial powers to leave less advanced isolated communities alone to develop in their own way, but that time passed a long time ago. The world isn't big enough anymore to pretend this is like finding an alien planet in Star Trek and if you don't interfere with these people they'll develop in parallel in continued isolation and someday find their own great, unique destiny. The fact is that modern life is very soon going to reach anybody who has somehow avoided it so far, and it's just a question of whether it's going to be nice or not so nice.
2014-08-01 10:12:51 PM  
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There's just no great choices in these cases. I guess best case scenario is they'd be integrated into modern society...except they'd get sick and have culture shock, and let's face it, the world isn't wealthy enough to do it right. If governments just leave them alone, criminals will get them, like here.

Even if everyone leaves them alone, that's, what, countless generations enduring 35 year life spans with no progress and no dental or medical care besides a stone drill and flint knives? That's a despicable thing to condemn human beings to. These aren't an interesting variety of baboon.
2014-08-01 10:09:38 PM  
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Can we stop hosting that crap mobile site yet. Damn useless. Keeps drawing me in with something half interesting...that I can't read.

And offers no option to leave for desktop site...

/that I can find
2014-08-01 10:05:01 PM  
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nothingtoserious.com
2014-08-01 10:00:59 PM  
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somemoron: A remarkable video shows a group of indigenous people seen for the first time by the outside world

NEAT!

as they emerged from a Brazilian jungle while fleeing illegal loggers and drug traffickers

fark you, Humanity.  Just... fark you.


At least the loggers and traffickers are providing a service. What has this group of indigenous people ever done for society?
2014-08-01 09:54:21 PM  
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A remarkable video shows a group of indigenous people seen for the first time by the outside world

NEAT!

as they emerged from a Brazilian jungle while fleeing illegal loggers and drug traffickers

fark you, Humanity.  Just... fark you.
 
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