New images of remote Brazil tribe
pictures have been released of the Panoan Indians who
live in the rainforest on the Brazil-Peru border. The
Panoans are known as an "uncontacted" tribe because of
its extremely rare contact with the outside world.
In the photos, the Panoa
are covered in "urucum" (red paint). Urucum is made from
seeds from the annatto shrub. Indigenous people use it
hammocks and baskets, as well as their skin.
The group is also seen using steel machetes obtained
from outside the forest. Fiona Watson is from Survival
International. She says they probably
acquired them through trading links with other forest
However, many are deeply concerned. in Peru, illegal logging is pushing the Pamoa and other isolated tribes into Brazil. Brazil is afraid the groups could come into conflict. Ms Watson said some authorities deny that such tribal groups in the forest, in order to further their aims
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