The Not-So-Lost Amazon Tribe

Submitted by: Charizzo 9 years ago in

Remember that ""lost"" tribe? Well, we"ve been had again!
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Male 1,289
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that sucks =[
stupid publicity stunts...
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Male 208
Is nothing real anymore?
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Female 254
aw.
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Male 907
Do we actually need to give a damn about the tribe?
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Female 62
WHAT???!?! Enviro`s lying to support their effed-up worldview that humanity is somehow separate from all other lifeforms in the world because we`re the only ones who have the ability to feel guilt? Who would believe it! Next thing you`ll say is the sun isn`t god!
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Female 1,890
triskele did you really eat that dog on ur pic?


O-o

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Female 1,890
aeladil


what if when they come to us they give us a disease outbreak?

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Female 1,890
lets tear down their home and turn it into a tropical resort for rich people...

i callz manager!!!

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Female 215
iAMzach, you`re pretty stupid.
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Male 592
ahhh ahhh, I`ve been tricked!!!

REVOLT REVOLT
DESTROY THE RAIN FOREST

burn it to the ground

fire fire cleanse this hellish place!!!!!!!!

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Female 67
wow. its cool that i submitted this story a few days ago and it got rejected. Thanks alot.
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Female 1,065
I agree with primetimekin.

Survivor would be a great way to bring these people into our realm. They can see how similar we are to them and feel less threatened by our soul snatching devices with tiny colorful stars and shiny silver things.

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Male 422
Was anyone else bothered by the sudden "ain`t"?
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Female 2,249
^^^ LMAO!
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Male 7,933
They should do the next series of Survivor there just to piss people off
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Male 115
I wonder if they were called the Shellmikedmu?
I do think is nice that they found the tribe. They know its there now they can leave a nice BIG area of land for them and let them come out of the forest when they want to. I hope they do realize that past forcing people to join a culture results in way more than a bloodynose.
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Female 4,197
I wonder if I could live with them? I would rather their simple way of life than our back-stabbing, greedy way
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Female 859
Awww.
Shoulda just kept it to himself
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Female 59
iAMzach is obviously from the lost tribe of "the douchebags"
...wait, that tribe isnt all that lost
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Male 848
The photographer tried to pull an Indiana Jones: Trying to discover something nobody has.
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Female 360
I agree with Aeladil and mizzou. I guess I am on both of your sides, while you may both have dissagreements. While I would put down my opinion here, you two have already said everything...
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Female 432
males me think of that time they said they found a man who was living with lions but it was only a commercial...
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Female 525
I feel like this discussion is being repeated once again.
We were already debating this on the other link.
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Female 513
mizzou - what I meant was that tribes like this, of which there are quite a handful, have been at some point or another, been given opportunities to make contact with us. One of two things happen: They reject or they accept and nothing good comes of it.

They have a right to know about us, we do not have the right to push ourselves on them. They have lived this way for 10,000 years or so (not THIS specific tribe maybe) and while not set to overpopulate the Earth, are thriving. It is our duty then to protect them until such a time comes when a) they wish to know us and b) we can safely interact with them without harming them and their way of life.

Anything else is absurd and frankly - in my opinion - wrong.

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Male 658
They never really said that no one knew about them, just that no one had talked to them.
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Male 103
First, here is a much better article about this "hoax" that really wasn`t a hoax.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jun/21/amazon

Zach, you`re right when you say they have the right to know about modern technology, but they also have the right to reject it. When anthropologists first "discover" and uncontacted tribe they attempt to make contact. If the tribe rejects the contact, they may try a few more times, but ultimately respect the wishes of the tribe by leaving them alone.

And Aeladil, to say that those tribes know we`re he is a half truth at best. They know something is here, but since uncontacted tribes have not, by definition, been contacted, they really don`t know what is out here. As a civilized world, we have the duty to offer the wonders of our technology to these people, and we have to duty to leave them alone if they wish.

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Male 1,407
iAMzach, that was one of the stupidest comments I`ve read around here, which is saying a lot. Integration of tribes that are in such extreme isolation never goes over well, considering their immune systems have adapted to a very tiny geographic area.
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Male 334
The story, at least on msn where i read it, wasn`t that it was a "lost" tribe undiscovered before, but that it was a tribe that chooses to remain reclusive and shuns the outside world. We knew about them, but we hadn`t had photos
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Male 147
Don`t care
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Female 114
And I liked that story... well when you least expect it you find out it`s a hoax
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Male 1,254
And people think big business always comes up with tricky ways to get away with off-handed maneuvers.

Just goes to show you that even environmentalists do this. And even though it was for a good cause, it by no means makes it any less wrong.

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Male 1,263
Damn.
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Female 513
iAMzach,
No, they`re not animals. But they -CLEARLY- do not want anything to do with us; not just THIS particular tribe, but the 40-some-odd others scattered across the Earth. None of them want anything to do with us. Who are WE to force them into learning about our civilization?

Not to mention that there has never been a time in history where encroaching on undisturbed tribes DIDN`T lead to disease outbreak, war, death, etc. It is -not- a good idea to try and integrate people like this into our society. It never - ever - works.

They know we`re here. We know they`re there. If they want anything to do with us - let them come to us. We`ve no right forcing them otherwise.

If that makes me a hippy bitch, so be it. I`d rather be a hippy bitch than a flunkie like yourself.

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Male 103
This story really doesn`t change anything. They are still an "uncivilized" tribe in the middle of the rain forest who put on full body paint and shot at an airplane with bows and arrows.

Screw whether or not they overstepped their bounds by calling the tribe "lost." This is still an amazing story and truly amazing photographs.

When I read the title of this post I thought the photos were staged or something. If anything was overstated, it was the title of this article.

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Male 12,138
It`s not a hoax. Or it`s a counter-hoax. Or somthing like that.

http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/080624-amazon-tribe.html

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Male 4,012
Thanks Kay62442.
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Male 606
lol aeladil u sound like a damned animal rights activist. just because they live in the jungle dosnt mean there animals. there humans...and they have a right to know about showers and washing machines and cars basic sh*t like that and know that helicopters arn`t evil spirits trying to kill them...u damn hippie bitch
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Female 513
Didn`t the video on this state that they KNEW about this tribe before but hadn`t been able to get photographs of them until now?

Either way - the fact remains, there are still uncontacted tribes on the Earth that need to be protected. Whether this was truly a `never before seen` group or not matters little to me. The fact that there are still people like them, living the way they have for thousands of years, is amazing and we have a duty to keep them that way.

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Female 1,006
Lame. I thought it was real, and I was all excited. God damn what is with all of the hoaxes? I hate you, internets.
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Male 762
Goddamn it , that was genuienly interesting ! LAME!
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Female 342
I`m heartbroken. Really.
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Male 2,720
I don`t even believe what I just typed. This is crazy. Or is it. poo.
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Female 731
http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...

Yes, we were discussing it.

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Male 4,012
Were we even discussing it?
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Male 418
yeah...well..I guess as soon as they found it, it wasn`t lost anymore...whether it`s new or old..leave them alone...they`re probably happy the way they are.
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Male 548
well thats a shame i was kind excited about that whole deal lol o well
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Female 15,763
I`m actually a little hesitant to believe this source... just because nobody I saw called it "lost", they just said that it had never had contact with civilization. It had contacted other tribes.
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Female 54
oh come on
thats lame
i thought it was real lol
rick-rolled.
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Male 606
haha...so funny....i remember there being a huge ass debate on whether we should make contact with them or not.
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Male 2,616
Oh no. My life has been turned upside-down.

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Male 668
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