New Tribe Spotted in Peruvian Amazon!

30-matis-blowgun-hunting.jpgOctober 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,, and

*please be aware that there is ‘National Geographic’ style nudity in the photos at these sites. These are native Natives.
Photo credit:, with many thanks! The Indians pictured are of the Matis tribe, of theYavarí Valley in Brazil. They bear many cultural and linguistic similarities to other tribes in Peru. You can find out more about that at the site.

4 Responses to New Tribe Spotted in Peruvian Amazon!

  1. Tis is an absolutely riveting discovery! I’ve often wondered is there was any place left on plant Earth that had not been invaded, changed, raided or decimated by humankind; and now I see this news on television, read about on the Internet. It gives me hope(?) WE HUMANS have not single-handedly turned this once beautiful garden, ripe with life, into scrap–at least not yet!

  2. GREG MORRIS says:

    Hey we have found some other people who seem to be happy with there lives it won’t be long before we take over there world to make a buck out of them, get ready suckers here we come diseases and all.
    THE Aborinines , the American Indians were not finished yet.

  3. r2d2 says:


  4. kaminet says:

    Well… The question is, what will they do, now that we found them 😀 I am sure that in no 20 years from now they`ll have cellphones, laptops, modern deseases, some kind of funy money, to fight and race over… Only difference between us and them is by the time they will find out about the goods in the modern life, being a Homo Sapiens evolution species – ICH(Irrational Customer Human) 🙂

    Imagine, just how much forest is left in amazonia, to find those guys… that`s pity.

    (i`m sorry about any errors in my english)

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