Amazon Indian Tribe Makes First Contact With Outside World
A group of Indians living in the Amazon rainforest have made contact with the outside world for the first time. The group, believed to be from Peru, made contact with a group of settled Indians on the border of Brazil.
A former official from the Brazilian Indian Affairs Department thinks something serious must have happened for the uncontacted Indians to make contact with the outside world. It is thought they were fleeing from drug traffickers and illegal loggers who were approaching on their home.
It is dangerous for uncontacted Indian tribes to travel because of clashes with other tribes and the chance of contacting a disease to which they have no immunity. Because of more and more cutting of the rainforest this may the beginning of more tribes on the move.