Be the first with pictures, films and news of uncontacted tribes Subscribe to a monthly update from tribal peoples, by Survival International. New photos obtained by Survival International show uncontacted Indians in never-seen-before detail. They reveal a thriving, healthy community with baskets full of manioc and papaya fresh from their gardens. Brazilian authorities believe the influx of loggers is pushing isolated Indians from Peru into Brazil, and the two groups are likely to come into conflict.
Each section of thatch is believed to house a different family, and is where they sleep, keep fires and store food. The isolated Yanomami communities, some of whom have had contact with the outside world, collectively number around 35, people, and the people live by foraging and hunting from the surrounding forest. But the estimated strong community seen in the latest photographs is at risk of being destroyed by illegal gold miners who are closing in on their land. Officially, the Yanomami indigenous territory — which covers over 9. Outsiders, particularly criminal groups, bring the threat of violence, environmental destruction and diseases like malaria, to which uncontacted peoples have no immune resistance.
All rights reserved. Indians from a tribe considered uncontacted by anthropologists react to a plane flying over their community in Brazil's Acre state on March 25, The release of new photographs of an indigenous group living in extreme isolation in the Amazon rain forest has stirred fresh controversy and new concerns over the fate of the region's so-called uncontacted tribes. Taken last week from a low-flying aircraft in the far western Brazilian state of Acre AH-cray , the images depict frightened tribal warriors brandishing spears and arrows as they peer up from palm-thatched huts in the middle of the jungle. Brazil's indigenous affairs agency, FUNAI , has confirmed the presence of 27 indigenous groups living in extreme isolation in Brazil's vast Amazon region, making it the home of the largest number of uncontacted tribes in the world.