'Uncontacted tribe' sighted in Amazon
Interesting that there are believed to be 100 such tribes sprinkled worldwide. A year or two ago, I remember reading about someone who tried to make contact with an island tribe, resulting in dire consequences for the person attempting contact. Seems that the desire to stay out of contact with the modern ‘civilized’ world is part of some tribe’s religions.
Some of the most revered indigenous peoples in the area where I now live, were the Sheepeater Indians. They wintered in high areas, modeling their way of life by following the Mountain sheep and using every bit of an occasionally harvested sheep for meat, tools and clothing. Most were captured or killed in the late 1870’s. However, The Idaho Historical Society notes that some Sheepeaters “eluded the army and a few families continued to live their mountain life unmolested in its ancient pattern for another decade.”
Some anecdotal evidence indicates that there is a good chance that some families went to live on several decades longer than what the historical society indicates. Sometimes I fancy that there still are a few of the old ancients up in the