In the Amazon for a camera shot of a lone native

Lester Mason
July 23, 2018

It is called "the loneliest man on the planet".

"The man has lost everything: his people and his culture". All the members of his tribe died at the hands of local gangsters, writes the with reference on Russian Jew.

The footage reportedly dates back to 2011 and shows a man swinging an axe at a tree in Tanaru territory in Brazil.

Although they have a policy of avoiding contact with isolated groups, in an attempt to help him, the Brazilian government indigenous agency reportedly left axes, machetes and seeds traditionally planted by indigenous people for the man to find, however, have claimed that he wants nothing to do with mainstream society. Later it spread worldwide.

In 1996 it became known about it to the National Indian Foundation, and since then the fate of the native is constantly watching. While he lives on site in rondônia, in the North-West of the country economic activity.

A Brazilian law allows protection actions to be carried out on land outside the boundaries of indigenous lands when isolated indigenous peoples roam them, FUNAI said.

Fiona Watson works for Survival International, a non-profit group that works to protect indigenous peoples.

The indigenous Amazonian people face threats from loggers and farmers
The indigenous Amazonian people face threats from loggers and farmers

All over Brazil, indigenous peoples are living in differing degrees of isolation.

An indigenous tribesman who is the sole survivor of a brutal massacre of the rest of his tribe has been captured on video after decades living alone in the jungle. He is classified as "uncontacted", meaning no one from the outside world has spoken to him.

The man is believed to be the only survivor of a group of six killed during an attack by farmers and land grabbers in 1995. His avoidance of interaction means that no one knows his story, but it is likely his tribe were annihilated by gunmen hired by colonists and ranchers who invaded the land from the 1970s onwards. In Brazil, he has been dubbed "the hole Indian" or the "Indian of the hole" because he usually leaves behind large holes or ditches, possibly to trap animals.

In the past, he also left the straw hats and makeshift weapons - arrows and resin torches.

The picture was taken by a filmmaker, who accompanied the staff of the Agency FUNAI in the expedition. It appears he has only ever been caught on film before once; a glimpse of his face filmed in 1998 was shown in the Brazilian documentary Corumbiara.

Activists say they are very pleased - and pleasantly surprised - to discover that surviving indigen to maintain health.

"I understand his decision", Altair Algayer, a regional coordinatorfor FUNAI, told The Guardian.

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