October 4, 2007 From BBC News
A previously unknown indigenous group living in isolation has been found deep in Peru’s Amazon jungle, a team of ecologists has said. The ecologists spotted the 21 Indians near the Brazilian border as they flew overhead looking for illegal loggers.
The group was photographed and filmed from the air on the banks of the Las Piedras River in Peru’s south-eastern Amazon region.
A government official who was on the flight said there were three palm huts on the river bank.
“We’ve found five other sites with this kind of shelter along the same river,” Ricardo Hon told Associated Press news agency.
Get more info from the original article at BBC News.–While you’re there, make a point to check out the links to other articles about Peruvian Indians in the news. The links can be found at the top of the right-hand column.
Find an INCREDIBLE resource for information on Native Amazonian tribes (including maps, photos*, videos, illustrations of different ceremonies- like the ‘Poison Frog Ceremony’- and MUCH more!) at Amazon-Indians.org, Matses.info, and Amazonz.info.