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Date: 05/30/08 10:32 AM

142 Responses to Photos of Earth`s Last Uncontacted Tribe

  1. Profile photo of jessieplume
    jessieplume Female 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 6:48 am
    Link: Photos of Earth`s Last Uncontacted Tribe - Well, there were ``uncontacted`` until a helicopter flew over a photographer took these photos. Still, very interesting.
  2. Profile photo of Bananahammoc
    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:33 am
    Yeah I was checking that out earlier. It`s awesome.
  3. Profile photo of J4Y
    J4Y Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:34 am
    On one of them it looks like he has thrown a spear at the helicopter/plane
  4. Profile photo of Bananahammoc
    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:35 am
    Makes you wonder what else hasn`t been discovered. I can`t wait to find out more about what happens with them, how they live and stuff.
  5. Profile photo of Bananahammoc
    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:35 am
    The men were shooting at the plane with arrows.
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    joofro Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:37 am
    shows how many mysteries are still left in the world, despite all of out technology
  7. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:37 am
    Holy crap. Orange people!!

    They either only eat carrots and tomatoes, used WAY too much fake tan or paint themselves.

    "Umpa-Lumpa, dobadee dored..."

  8. Profile photo of TrishIsADork
    TrishIsADork Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:39 am
    I saw this earlier...
    We are probably the last uncontacted civilization in the galaxy...
  9. Profile photo of Bananahammoc
    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:40 am
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7427417.stm#woman

    That link describes a bit about them, why they`re painted etc.

  10. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:41 am
    I thought this was about North Korea first...
  11. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:42 am
    yeah, MAYBE they paint themselves.

    that might be what it is.

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    DallasGirl Female 30-39
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:42 am
    I can`t believe there are people who still live like that in 2008. It is utterly shocking.
  13. Profile photo of JimHxn
    JimHxn Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:42 am
    "I can`t wait to find out more about what happens with them, how they live and stuff."

    Really?

    I hope that no one makes any attempt to contact them, all these sort of tribes are being `westernised`, i think it`s a real shame.

  14. Profile photo of JimHxn
    JimHxn Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:43 am
    I also hope churches don`t go sending missionaries liek they always do...let people live the way the want to, it`s not hard.
  15. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:47 am
    Saw this on yahoo earlier this morning. Still pretty cool. And I agree about the missionaries. The tribe`s done fine on its own.
  16. Profile photo of Chopin
    Chopin Female 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:48 am
    They really look like oompa loompas. XD
  17. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:49 am
    Hey thanks for that other link Bananahammoc.

    What the hell though? They assume the black figure is a woman solely because it`s NOT holding a bow. If anything the red one on the left looks more feminine. Get a life people, maybe THAT society isn`t a bunch of sexist bastards.

    They also say the cotton would be woven by the women. Not "probably", but simply "would" be. Um, this is clearly a completely different way of life than we`re used to seeing. But whatever, let`s just assume the women are there to be weak wards of the men who spin cotton all day. That`s all they`re good for anyway, it must be what`s going on.

    Sigh. Sorry, I`m a bitter person.

  18. Profile photo of HuskysTiger
    HuskysTiger Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:52 am
    "...everything about these people is, and hopefully will remain, a mystery"? I don`t see why they should "hopefully" remain a mystery. It would be awesome to learn about them.
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:53 am
    shouldnt we send like an evangelist to "purify this people"

    lol

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    no_need Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:53 am
    I`m with you, Boadicea... the one painted black didn`t look feminine to me, and there`s no reason `women`s tasks` would have to be done by women... if that made any sense... whatever, you know what I mean.

    I`m all for making sure these people aren`t endangered, but we don`t need to scare the crap out of them by repeatedly flying over their villages taking photos, and we definitely don`t need to analyse their way of life... unless that sort of thing floats your boat, in which case you probably don`t get out enough. Meh... leave them alone.

  21. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:55 am
    Who wants to bet they`re gonna develop a Helicopter God? Or a Helicopter Demon?
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    cannibal151 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:57 am
    ""I can`t wait to find out more about what happens with them, how they live and stuff."

    Really?

    I hope that no one makes any attempt to contact them, all these sort of tribes are being `westernised`, i think it`s a real shame."

    =================================================

    And if they do to try and attempt contact, then I hope they fall into a trap and then get eaten alive just like in all the Italian cannibal movies I have! Rain forest cannibals FTW!!!

  23. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:58 am
    They should be left alone because they`ve existed this long without knowledge of an outside beyond the forestand they`ve done fine.

    There`s no need to rock their world to the core for our own curiosity.

    There is literally no way someone could get in there and learn more about these people without changing them forever.

  24. Profile photo of Churc
    Churc Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:02 am
    These people need to be brought into the fold or at least updated about the world around them. Just because it`s cute that they are all wild and what not doesn`t mean they should be ignored and not given the same information as the rest of the world. Humans are not zoo animals, we should be helping g them out of their rut and into the world of technology.
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    littletones Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:06 am
    How do we know they are the last uncontacted tribe in the world?
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    kawawakaba
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:07 am
    first of all, the article these photos were originally released with stated that they were one of over 120 uncontacted tribes known in the world...so they are hardly the last uncontacted people. Furthermore, leave them alone! Since when has "modernizing" a people actually helped them. We promise wealth and a better life....after they are modernized they have new diseases, economic hardship, they lose there native land, religion, and way of life. Capitalism is such a crock
  27. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:11 am
    -These people need to be brought into the fold or at least updated about the world around them. Just because it`s cute that they are all wild and what not doesn`t mean they should be ignored and not given the same information as the rest of the world. Humans are not zoo animals, we should be helping g them out of their rut and into the world of technology.-

    If you think that`s a valid point, you`re a moron.

  28. Profile photo of Talpa
    Talpa Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:18 am
    now i know what aliens think when they hover over earth and take pictures of us. "they`re so primitive lets just leave them alone and move on."
  29. Profile photo of PopeBenedict
    PopeBenedict Male 70 & Over
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:19 am
    Wow. And I was just checking out where I could build a new church. This will be perfect!
  30. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:24 am
    When something (or someone) in nature is brightly colored and easily spotted, it means "LEAVE ME ALONE!"
  31. Profile photo of thedudeman
    thedudeman Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:28 am
    Churc, you`re a retard. Didja think that maybe they are quite content with the way they live, & maybe don`t want anything else.

    Also, why the hell are talking about them like animals? They`re still humans, retards. Just because they don`t have a degree in anything or haven`t gone to a "school", doesn`t mean they`re sub-human or anything. Geez...

  32. Profile photo of Noobfruit
    Noobfruit Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:34 am
    I agree with thedudeman, they dont need to be westernised. They have survived perfectly fine without us, I think we should just leave them alone.
  33. Profile photo of Churc
    Churc Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:38 am
    Wow, so I`m a retard for thinking they would benefit from our medical technology that might save them from some horrid disease? That`s a bit rough don`t you think? Just because you have this delusion that people are better off with out the technology you use every day doesn`t mean they are. Take away your jadedness and look at the truth. Humanity is a hell of a lot better off now then it ever was when we were living in caves.

    But even if you disagree there`s no reason to act like a child and insult people, grow up a bit people.

  34. Profile photo of ThursdayLark
    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:50 am
    Wouldn`t it be a kick in the balls if they found out how FAMOUS they are now? I`ve even seen a bit about them on CNN. It would blow their minds among other things.

    And what is the person in black wasn`t a woman? Jesus. I`d feel bad for him if he wasn`t. :[

  35. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:51 am
    True some of our `culture` may benefit them but then they have to change their whole way of being, it`s pretty unlikely that they have money and would only be able to barter. Do you think that this medical technology would continuously be provided `free of charge`. Its just, if they have lived this long already, they already know how to cope with their own hardships and don`t necessarily need our, your, pity. Why degrade the expanse of man?
  36. Profile photo of Chopin
    Chopin Female 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:52 am
    @Boadicea and no_need: Actually in the third picture of the dailymail article (if you click it it makes it bigger) You can pretty clearly see she`s female. Also one of the men in that picture is without a bow, so it doesn`t look like they said she`s a woman just because she was without a weapon.
  37. Profile photo of Quik2TheStab
    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:52 am
    Why are we just letting these people live short, primitive lives? We should be doing something so that they have at least the benefits of medical technology and perhaps a few other things to make their lives easier and longer. There is a reason the rest of the world doesn`t act or live like they do, and it is stupid and cruel to think that they are better off without it.
  38. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 11:56 am
    I don`t go throwing insults all willy nilly. I only call people morons when it`s completely obvious by the size of the foot that the shoe fits.

    For one thing, living in the middle of the f*cking jungle may not require any modern technology in the first place...
    These people have no concept of anything beyond essential tools. Hammer, knife, arrow, spear. I doubt it goes far beyond that and I very much doubt it needs to.

    And what horrid disease is it exactly that they`re in such danger from? Since they`ve spent hundreds of years in the same place it`s pretty easy to assume they`re pretty well built for anything the area, and if something new did pop up to get them it would only be in the sense of nature. As a matter of fact, there`s probably a better chance whoever comes to bring medicine in the first place has some virus or germ on them the people have never encountered.

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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:03 pm
    How do they know this is the last uncontacted civilization couldn`t there be more that are you know uncontacted
  40. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:06 pm
    Yeah, all I see is people preventing a very profitable resort which will give many people jobs.
  41. Profile photo of Churc
    Churc Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:06 pm
    I truly don`t care what you think anymore B-Hazard. A person who needs to insult to try and converse just proves they have nothing of merit to say.

    True Asspenny, but most of the "free" world give out aid for free. So I`m thinking we could do the same for them. Either way technology truly is a gift and should be shared by all. I`m not saying let`s inundate them with all we got. But opening a line of communication could not hurt. We are after all one human race, so we need to help out the whole family when we can.

  42. Profile photo of swarf
    swarf Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:07 pm
    Quik2TheStab: couldnt taht be said for many third world countries? Hmm...
  43. Profile photo of Dickardo
    Dickardo Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:09 pm
    when the modern people end up dieing out due to technology and hate who gets the last laugh then eh? eh?
    well.. at least untill they find our remains and carry on from where we finished off.. :|
  44. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:11 pm
    -I truly don`t care what you think anymore B-Hazard. A person who needs to insult to try and converse just proves they have nothing of merit to say.-

    Well how would you know what I said didn`t have merit if you stopped giving it a chance once I insulted you?

  45. Profile photo of jamzzz
    jamzzz Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:11 pm
    Things like this get me excited about being an anthro major.


    On another note, I can`t believe how enthocentric people are being.

  46. Profile photo of ThursdayLark
    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:13 pm
    Swarf, yeah it could. And look what all third-world countries are striving to be...
    I can guarantee you any country lower on the demographic transition scale was trying to improve so that argument holds no weight when it comes to a tribe in the Brazilian rain forest.
  47. Profile photo of GenPDP7
    GenPDP7 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:15 pm
    I agree with Churc. When people look at these isolated tribes they equate them with endangered species of animals and talk about the destruction of their habitat, etc. They aren`t animals, they`re humans, and sooner or later, just like so many natives before them, they will be forced to come to grips with the world they live in. It is naive to think they could possibly go on living in complete isolation forever. Living in conditions like that is barbaric. It`s true that technology and civilization come with unfortunate downsides, but they`re ultimately unavoidable. History will march on, and there`s no going back. If you honestly believe a savage life to be better than a civilized one, I don`t understand what you`re doing on this website instead of out in the forest hunting boars. These people need to be rescued. The idea that all cultures are somehow equally valid is blind and naive, and based on on a single thread of logic.
  48. Profile photo of Trema
    Trema Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:15 pm
    churc, B-Hazard didnt throw an insult at all
    he talked in normal sentences, not insults.
    They are adapted, we dont need to mess it up
  49. Profile photo of GenPDP7
    GenPDP7 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    *sorry, based on not a single thread of logic.
  50. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    and I can`t believe you people aren`t considering the fact they`ve only known themselves and the trees around them for who knows how long.

    You can`t expect them to accept an outside person (that proabably looks disfigured or just absolutely bizarre to them) let alone expect them to be able to cope with the encoutner in the first place.

    We know for a fact they`re fine and have been living there for quite a while. We don`t know for a fact that will continue after we come into the picture. Why take the chance?

    It probably added a new page to their lore when and airplane flew over twice, they`re either terrified of it or worshiping it, and you want to full on walk in and try and change the way their life has been solidified.

  51. Profile photo of ThursdayLark
    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    And people need to get off their high-horse about people not being objects to gawk at. It`s a fact of life. Even in the most basic cases like if you`re watching a travel show about the White-American host go to Japan or something. You watch how he interacts with the people there and go "Now that`s something different.." Right THERE that`s the same type or "gawking" as people might have for these people living in the forest. It`s not that we`re making them subconsciously "subhuman", it`s that curiosity is innate in the human psyche and when we see something not like us yet we know is like us in so many ways, we get curious.
  52. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:19 pm
    Interesting this tribes probably lasted longer than alot of the greatest empires in history.
  53. Profile photo of ThursdayLark
    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:25 pm
    And may I add, just because we communicate with a tribe doesn`t mean they automatically grow suits on their body and hurry off to their 9-5 job. Look at all the other tribes we know of. Just because learn about a people and try to help them as much as we as the modern world can doesn`t mean we bring down the capitalist hammer and smash them into assimilation. There are ways and it has been shown over many cases where the modern world and the tribal world have worked hand-in-hand.
  54. Profile photo of TuffGhost88
    TuffGhost88 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:27 pm
    Boadicea: Saying that the women could possibly not make the cotton or whatever is probably just taking away from the females of this tribe a valuable role that they play...speaking in terms of human evolution, the men hunt and the women have more domestic roles, because each is better suited for their respective roles...it is this way in all unaffected tribes like these, so just deal with it, you bitter feminist.
  55. Profile photo of swarf
    swarf Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:28 pm
    Blimey, all i was saying was, if we think we can give this tribe money and technology, then why can`t we do it for everyone else...doesn`t make sense to me. When there is people on the street living in your city, i would rather help them, than this tribe.
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    harrydick Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    Man, I would hate to be out of the loop like that.
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    paleopoet Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    TuffGhost88
    Believe it or not, our female ancestors did hunt small game animals, fished and often participated in group hunts. The reason we believe they did not play as active a role as men in hunting has to do with the lack of birth control and the fact that they most likely breast fed much later then the norm today. Also, we know that the cro-magnon diets were mostly made of of carbs and plant life, the actual catching of a large animal was very rare, if it ever happen, most likely meat was scavenged. Really, if you add the gathering and small game hunting up with nurturing children and scraping hides, prehistoric women did all the work. ;)
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    paleopoet Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    I really do hope some lucky anthropologist gets accepted by them enough to study their tribe.
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Where`s Waldo?

  60. Profile photo of Bananahammoc
    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:51 pm
    "Really?

    I hope that no one makes any attempt to contact them, all these sort of tribes are being `westernised`, i think it`s a real shame."

    Yes, really. I`m not saying I want them tuning their way of life to ours, I`m just intruiged to see how different the way they live is. There are plenty of known tribes that haven`t been swayed by the idea of a "modernised" lifestyle you know.

  61. Profile photo of GeMiNi0587
    GeMiNi0587 Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:52 pm
    Wow, Churc. All I`m going to say is you (and people like you) are an idiot. I would write this huge thing on why, but I would rather not waste my time.

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    Wattstone Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:56 pm
    I just hope they don`t make any human sacrifices so the giant metal bird spirit dosen`t come anymore.
  63. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:56 pm
    Hmmmmmm, im sure this is an offspring of another famous tribe
  64. Profile photo of ThursdayLark
    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    "Where`s Waldo?"

    You are my hero.

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    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 1:02 pm
    Swarf, a lot of times organizations try and corrupt governments use the money and technology foolishly.

    Alot of paradoxes in the world. It doesn`t make sense.

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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 1:04 pm
    deaf_woman, I think I see Fancylad in that picture!!
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    tomo511 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    BBC news said this was only one of up to 100 tribes that could still be out there unknown, mainly in the Brazil and Amazon areas
  68. Profile photo of Churc
    Churc Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    Of course GeMiNi0587, people like you do not have the actual intelligence to form large paragraphs and such. Hell I`m shocked you can type and are not just spitting on your screen and throwing poo about.

    See Bananahammoc, that’s the issue. It seem like people just want a zoo exhibit, they truly don’t care about the peoples well fair. Like another poster said. If life with technology is so bad why are you all here using it and not out in the jungle eating grubs.

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    halo69 Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 1:20 pm
    y is it that when ever you hear about tribes and native thy always have bows and javelines
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 1:21 pm
    because we weren`t raised in a jungle eating grubs by people who were raised in a jungle eating grubs by people who were raised in a jungle eating grubs........
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    zonedin Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 1:25 pm
    Amazing
  72. Profile photo of Bananahammoc
    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    Churc I think you were missing the point. I was merely saying that I would be interested in seeing how they live their lives, as I`m very much aware that it is bound to be completely different to you and I, just as I`m sure they`d be interested in seeing how we live. I`m not saying for a second that I think we should cage them up and analyse their every movement, I`m saying that I personally would be inspired to see the difference in cultures and to know how they go about their daily lives. It`s pure interest as opposed to interest in exhibition.

    And as for their welfare, they must have been living the way that they have for many years, so I`m pretty sure that they`re doing okay and aren`t in any need of help.

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    ashwey Female 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 2:40 pm
    that narrator had the most annoying monotone voice.
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    Iroj Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 2:41 pm
    Ugh, why is it only the people in the US who are all "HOMG NATIVES!!! LET US UPDATE THEM WITH OUR HELP AND TECHNOLOGY!!!! ONLY WE CAN SAVE THEM!!!"

    -_- You people make me ashamed to live here.

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    Iroj Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 2:44 pm
    And I should add, that once the US` "help" fails, we`ll pull out, ignore their plight or anally rape them without lube for their resources.

    Yay for capitalism, ruining life one tribe at a time.

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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 2:52 pm
    Jesus, is it national "I`m on my period today day"?

    I just read the first page and two girls are getting pissed off because they said that some tribespeople are painted a certain way.

    Chill the F*CK out.

    Do you want the orange paint this time? Fine, take it. Orange sucks anyway.

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    ESIRIUS Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 3:04 pm
    Well, get ready for the missionaries. Sucks for that tribe.
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    Ahdelil Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 3:04 pm
    Everyone who thinks contacting this tribe and offering them the `benefits of medical technology` are not taking into account three facts:

    Firstly, these people`s immune systems haven`t had to deal with our diseases yet. So even if you sent a well-intentionned Doctor Without Borders into their tribe to vaccinate them against, say, malaria, it might result in the entire tribe dying from flu or someting as banal contracted from the doctor.

    Secondly, it is naive to think that they will benefit from being `brought up to date`. Their lifespans may be short now, but they aren`t shorter that that of other civilized but poor Brazilians. Would you rather have them live 25 years in the forrest or 25 in a Rio slum?

    Finally, psychologically, being `brought up to date` will cause an immense trauma. Just these two helicopter trips stressed them out completely. Imagine a bunch of people arriving in their village.

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    lmaonaise Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 3:21 pm
    "y is it that when ever you hear about tribes and native thy always have bows and javelines?"

    LOL.
    maybe they havent worked out how to make guns and bombs from trees yet )-|

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    sjanae76 Female 30-39
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    May 30, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    Where`d the link for all the photos go?
  81. Profile photo of Iroj
    Iroj Female 18-29
    960 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 3:42 pm
    Very true on fact one, Ahdelil. Remember when the Spanish came to Central and South America? Diseases that were treatable to the Spanish ultimately decimated hundreds of tribes.
  82. Profile photo of Dextrine
    Dextrine Male 18-29
    483 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    it`s not sexist to think women would be doing things that aren`t too physically demanding. how do you think those customs came to be in OUR civilization?
  83. Profile photo of pixiechick81
    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
    838 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    What I think is the most amazing thing about these people is not how much we could show them, but truely how much they could teach US. Incredible!!!
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    Iroj Female 18-29
    960 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 3:52 pm
    Because we`re bored, Dainty.
  85. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 4:00 pm
    such the right answer.
  86. Profile photo of Iroj
    Iroj Female 18-29
    960 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 4:09 pm
    I don`t like people who feel the need to go on and poo on every unique culture out there until we are all one mind-numbed MTV-watching, fast food eating lard ass society.

    I am also in a foul temper because I gave plasma today and I have zero energy.

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    girlsn0tgrey Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 4:24 pm
    wow...scary
  88. Profile photo of Wewoo
    Wewoo Female 13-17
    435 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 4:59 pm
    How is it a clear message that they don`t want contact?
    If they haven`t been contacted before, then how would they know what a helicopter is?
    They just thought is was some sort of horrible creature, probably.
  89. Profile photo of DVLDRVR666
    DVLDRVR666 Male 13-17
    612 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    are you kidding me...all the people wondering why they are all colored....it actaully SAYS that they paint themselves...pay attention....i would hate to run into these guys in a forest...im pretty sure they would kill anyone they see that looks threatening...which would be basically everyone to them
  90. Profile photo of andre1980
    andre1980 Male 18-29
    6 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 5:26 pm
    There`s no need to contact this tribe. We`ve already contacted and ruined most of them already. Why not let this tribe be? There`s many good things about the modern world, but there`s also many bad things. (like WW1 and WW2, Osama bin Laden, Bush, hatred, and so on)
  91. Profile photo of hooray4hazel
    hooray4hazel Female 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 5:54 pm
    This is so cool. Some days I wish I was in a tribe, not surrounded by this media crap.
  92. Profile photo of n0n
    n0n Male 18-29
    342 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 6:43 pm
    churc, ever heard of quality of life...or humanity in general? do you think we should go invade their tribe just because they don`t have computers and flushing toilets? this is a tiny pocket of humanity that knows nothing of the crap most of us call day to day life, so does that mean we have to rush in and get virgin media and apple a few more customers? leave them be.
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    masterbob Male 13-17
    391 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 7:41 pm
    i agree with BigBonny there gonna make tales of the flying chopter bird...oh yeah you herd me
  94. Profile photo of quick_sand8
    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
    466 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 7:54 pm
    These people need to be brought into the fold or at least updated about the world around them. Just because it`s cute that they are all wild and what not doesn`t mean they should be ignored and not given the same information as the rest of the world. Humans are not zoo animals, we should be helping g them out of their rut and into the world of technology.

    Uh, no your wrong!!! They don`t NEED to be given information of how the modern world lives!!
    They are probably MORE civilized just the way they are!! They don`t need MP3`s, or Mariah Carey perfume, or diswashers or TV`s, or cars or canned food, PROZAC or Alcohol etc.... Get my drift???
    Leave them alone!!! Probably scared the hell out of them!!!

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    Kelliiana Female 13-17
    5 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 9:06 pm
    I feel a little sorry for these guys, imagine what would happen if you found out that the whole world around you has advanced way beyond your imagination. (there is still a chance that they will be made contact with in the future)
  96. Profile photo of rodrigorenzo
    rodrigorenzo Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    When I´ve served the air force here in Brazil, we d have to learn how to eat and survive in the jungle with some indian tribes, not this one, some others, that was very very cool!
  97. Profile photo of thecite
    thecite Male 13-17
    554 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 9:56 pm
    Pretty interesting to think that with how developed the world is now, there are still people living out there, oblivious to civilisation.
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    marencolleen Female 18-29
    531 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 11:50 pm
    churc you`re the one who is doing the meaningly attacking now... chill out, you`re in the minority, file a lawsuit and deal with it...
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    marencolleen Female 18-29
    531 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 11:56 pm
    they had a chance to be brought into our current civilization. they chose not to when they didn`t submit to the conquistedors!! Saying that we need to go in there to improve their way of life with technology is like saying we need the FDLS turning our communities into compounds so we can learn the true way to god... there is no reason to force your way of life onto another human being.
    everyone has a choice, and you know, even in america there are people who don`t live with `civilization` as you know it. Amish for example.
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    marencolleen Female 18-29
    531 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 11:57 pm
    one last thing:
    was anyone else thinking "THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY"
  101. Profile photo of handsomefag
    handsomefag Male 18-29
    294 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 1:06 am
    Its scary how one part of the world can be so civilised and another can be so primitive. I mean, its like centuries apart. 10000BC bullpoo.
  102. Profile photo of coolbananas
    coolbananas Female 18-29
    859 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 4:56 am
    Wow thats awesome as
  103. Profile photo of mushie_mush
    mushie_mush Female 18-29
    2249 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 6:24 am
    Yes. Let`s assimilate them into our culture. Give them the crappy jobs that no-one wants so they can earn a load of money that has no meaning to them. Then they`ll lose their culture and purpose in life so they`ll turn to drugs and alcohol and eventually all die.
  104. Profile photo of mushie_mush
    mushie_mush Female 18-29
    2249 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 6:25 am
    By the way I was being sarcastic.
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    luckyse7en Male 13-17
    2397 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 8:16 am
    Wow!! Looks like they think the helicopter was some flying monster. >_>
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    qquuaacckk Male 18-29
    332 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 9:03 am
    man just the flyover probably affected themn greatl;y
  107. Profile photo of manicwhite
    manicwhite Male 18-29
    169 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 9:37 am
    this is amazing. i think i might see if i can find them on google maps.i wunder if they have a street veiw for it yet.lol
  108. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 10:04 am
    Ryanwhatever: You "chill the F*CK out". I wasn`t pissed, I was just irritated that they seemingly just assumed what the women`s tasks were with no explanations other than the implied assumption that that`s just how it should be.

    Maybe the men work with the cotton while the women cook or whatever. It doesn`t just have to be unquestionably the women dealing with such tasks while the men run around grunting and killing things.

    And immediately jumping to the conclusion that because I have negative things to say I must be on my period is misogynistic and just pure stupidity. Shut the f*ck up you f`ing loser and please never procreate.

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    iluv2paclgo Female 18-29
    40 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 11:30 am
    wow thats really cool
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 2:37 pm
    Oh thank GOD the government isn`t going to contact them any further. I was actually pretty worried about that.

    Yes, it is a generalization and a stereotype for that woman to say that the one not fighting was a woman and that the weaving was done by women. However, that`s what nearly 100% of all the non-westernized tribes in the world are. Of course there are outliers, but I`d think it`s very safe to say that this tribe also uses that tactic, where the women would gather and the men would hunt.

    I mean, if the women are physically unable to hunt (they`re the gender that gives birth) then why would they?

    Obviously this isn`t a rule and doesn`t apply to every society, but it seems to work for most.

    So all of you get your panties out of your ass and stop getting so offended.

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    noflawsinme Female 13-17
    14 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    I have no comment. Well,except this one. This video is amazing, but crazy.
  112. Profile photo of DemonCurtain
    DemonCurtain Male 18-29
    244 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    How do we know they`re the last?
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2008 at 9:14 pm
    "Manicwhite" I must say I was thinking "Let the Google hunt begin."
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    jojoabobo Female 18-29
    278 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 9:18 pm
    i say leve them in peace, if people disturb them they are going to come into the world of polatics and all that s*!t and have no idea what the hell is going on. they will lose their life style simply because they will be forced to work to provide food and shelter for their family because the s*!tty government will make them have to "rent " their OWN land. they will become to self obbsessed with makeup, the internet and all that stuff to want to go back to their own way of life.
  115. Profile photo of iluvspsdavid
    iluvspsdavid Female 13-17
    35 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 12:46 am
    i like how they reffered to them as if they were animals
  116. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3286 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 1:51 am
    That`s totally ridiculous, they are thinking of keeping these people isolated like some unique species of animals? Like some exhibit? People need to question themselves.
  117. Profile photo of Mouichi
    Mouichi Male 18-29
    637 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 2:48 am
    Holy crap, we are far from `civilized`. And I`m sure these people are very civil, albeit pristine. (Pristine does not mean beautiful, or perfect. It means in it`s original form, and unchanged.) I`m sure they respect each other, and are very happy living in harmony with nature. That being said, they do not NEED anything offered by modern society. And no, thelonious, they aren`t keeping them isolated as an exhibit, but merely to respect their ways of life, presumably until they become advanced enough to discover our own society. They said they aren`t disclosing their location. They are leaving them be, as they are obviously surviving just fine on their own.
  118. Profile photo of Mouichi
    Mouichi Male 18-29
    637 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 2:55 am
    This shouldn`t be a political debate, or sociological debate. These people have probably been vastly effected just by the helicopter passing over. (Which I think it was stupid to go back and take pictures.) That could have negative effects on their growth, and culture. If we go bursting in there, even just to open a connection, there will be influenced side effects. Sure, they will have access to more advanced capabilities, and like most tribes, they probably won`t take it, but it seems more right to let their society come to its own fruition, and only intervene if they are in danger. Also, Humans, if you didn`t know, ARE animals. We are no different, other than our technological and cognitive capabilities, we function just the same.
  119. Profile photo of nick22410
    nick22410 Male 13-17
    6 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 12:26 pm
    so who is up on going over there, bringing a lighter and some other technological stuff and convincing them that we are gods?
  120. Profile photo of JuliaDebasse
    JuliaDebasse Female 18-29
    43 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    There are at least 20 other isolated and unacounted for tribes in Brasil - those are the local specialists numbers. My uncle is an antrophologist. He was one of the first "white men" to get in touch with a tribe in Amazon. He lived with them for several years - learned their language, hunted, fished, did their drugs and took part in rituals. Knowing how their society worked eventually helped him to keep them away from people who wanted to take their land.
  121. Profile photo of JuliaDebasse
    JuliaDebasse Female 18-29
    43 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 2:26 pm
    What`s up with all the women gettin` pissed off? What`s the shame in NOT hunting? Jesus Christ...In most tribes of brasillian indians women do not hunt. And I reckon if they did want to hunt no one would stop them.
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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    damn the aren`t telling the coordinates. i was going to travel their and bring technology and some guns so they`d make me their ruler/god/king
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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 3:39 pm
    boadicea you are the sexiest one for generalizing all men as sexiest. Just because you have a problem with one male doesn`t mean they are all like that. And using a lot of big vocab words doesn`t make you see smarter or better at arguing it only points out that you care way to much about arguing with a stranger.
  124. Profile photo of dciurro
    dciurro Male 13-17
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    June 1, 2008 at 3:49 pm
    I agree with thedudeman. Everyone is talking like they are animals when they are just humans like us. And asspenny has a point. Though it might be good in the short term to tell them about the outside world and give them medicine, that wouldn`t last forever. And it would never be free. And for people saying we should send missionaries down there. No. There are already a ton of lost cultures and religions. We don`t need anymore lost. And I would think that being in the wild and having on paint that makes you bright just screams "Stay away".
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    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
    1029 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 6:16 pm
    When I read I thought it was "uncontracted" tribe. I immediately thought of how crazy it would be if there was an indian tribe without a casino.
  126. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 6:48 pm
    staplemelmo and dciurro

    they aren`t from india, it`s brazilian and thats very racist about the casinos. also people are saying their animals just like us. humans are animals. you just aren`t understanding.

  127. Profile photo of StillNoCouch
    StillNoCouch Male 40-49
    7 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 11:30 pm
    They were NOT photographed from a helicopter.

    It was a large metal bird and their souls were taken by a magic picture box.

  128. Profile photo of paradix
    paradix Male 18-29
    143 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 11:58 pm
    Does that mean they`ve never heard of youtube?!!?
  129. Profile photo of mrMongoose
    mrMongoose Male 18-29
    28 posts
    June 2, 2008 at 4:02 am
    So how come they have bows and arrows if they`ve been isolated forever?
  130. Profile photo of Eternal76
    Eternal76 Female 30-39
    226 posts
    June 2, 2008 at 8:26 am
    I find it amazing that in this day and age that people still live like that. Wow.
  131. Profile photo of Kainonis
    Kainonis Male 18-29
    243 posts
    June 2, 2008 at 1:37 pm
    After reading this message board, I think that the tribes people are likely more intelligent than the people on the internet.

    :P

  132. Profile photo of Kainonis
    Kainonis Male 18-29
    243 posts
    June 2, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    Oh, and furthermore... haven`t you guy`s watched Star Trek?! D< Interfering with an underdeveloped race is against the Prime Directive!
  133. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    June 2, 2008 at 6:47 pm
    gatorade777: I`m pretty sure I never said I thought all men were sexist. (And I don`t). I may have made a comment earlier implying that the society we live in was sexist as a whole, and guess what? It is, that`s just the way it is.

    Also, I wasn`t intentionally throwing around big words to sound smarter, that just happens to be the way I talk. Erm... write. (A year of writing essays in university does that to a person, so excuse me).

  134. Profile photo of lil_sniffles
    lil_sniffles Male 18-29
    5 posts
    June 4, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    Umpa-Lumpas no run...i really hope people leave these people alone an dont try to "help" them no need in fixing something thats not broke they have survived all this time by there selfs
  135. Profile photo of MetalRob
    MetalRob Male 30-39
    13 posts
    June 4, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    Scientist say alot of the cures for disease lie as yet undiscovered in the rainforest of the world.If these people are decendants from decades..possibly centuries of generations past, makes you wonder what they may know?!
  136. Profile photo of rosie51391
    rosie51391 Female 13-17
    223 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 5:00 pm
    omg a few days ago i had a nightmare featuring tribes like this after i saw this video. but i was kinda in a tribe too... except we had typical american habits and clothing and stuff, but we went to war...
  137. Profile photo of MrHuggleBifo
    MrHuggleBifo Male 13-17
    21 posts
    June 13, 2008 at 10:25 am
    i don`t understand how they found out they were the last uncontacted tribe. there could be a few more in the world that we wouldn`t know of, because they are uncontacted
  138. Profile photo of Kay62442
    Kay62442 Female 13-17
    731 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    http://www.i-am-bored.com/forums.asp?pag...

    We found them.

  139. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
    5973 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 11:10 am
    FAKE lol
  140. Profile photo of Scat91
    Scat91 Female 13-17
    89 posts
    July 14, 2008 at 11:05 pm
    lame...
  141. Profile photo of tangello
    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 9:07 pm
    at about 48 seconds it looks like one of the tribe people is giving them the finger lol
  142. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    January 27, 2010 at 5:19 am
    You seriously found an uncontacted tribe and you`re not going to show them the world of pain, war, and energy drinks, that`s pretty selfish.

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