These natives were driven out of the jungle by drug traffickers and illegal logging, they had their homes burned down and were shot at by Peruvian cocaine gangsters. They wandered around for days, and they told a translator in Brazil’s Acre region that their relatives had died and vultures had eaten bodies of relatives they were unable to bury.
Government was intervened to protect them, and released a video of the tribespeople accepting an offering of bananas, but during their contact some of them contracted the flu, which is often fatal for their immune systems.
All indigenous people have a very strong notion of territory, they’ve had their land invaded and been attacked. They mimicked firearms being shot at them and one talked about burying people, according to Fiona Watson, the research director at tribal rights group Survival International.
1. This is the moment loincloth-clad natives of the Envira river region, on the border between Brazil and Peru in the Amazon rainforest, took an offering of bananas from locals living along the river’s banks
2. Locals wading out into the muddy river to deliver the bananas. They also took weapons and tools after their homes were reportedly burned down
3. One of the tribesmen handling a rifle after taking supplies from locals living along the riverbank
4. It is unclear whether the weapon was taken with him back to the village
5. The natives, who were carrying bows and arrows, had to be treated for flu but survived
6. One of the local residents wading out into the river near the border with Peru
7. After a moment of debate in a language native to the border, the locals accepted the fresh fruit
8. The Acre region of Brazil is home to around 600 uncontacted indigenous people, campaigners believe
9. The five young men and two young women were dressed only in loincloths and live traditionally