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The Yanomami Tribe The last neolithic culture in the Amazon rainforest Uncontacted Amazon Tribe First ever aerial footage.avi
They are regarded to be the last stone age people living in the Amazon rainforest. Currently, there are close to 26,000 living scattered on the border region between Brazil and Venezuela. Like most Brazilian indigenous people, the Yanomami are semi-nomadic farmers or hunters. The name "Yanomami" derived from an indigenous expression which means "human beings." They are considered to be an isolated tribe, divided among four subgroups, according to linguistic differentiation. Their land is rich in noble woods like mahogany and strategic minerals like uranium, as well as gold and diamonds. The Yanomami are also known for their close relationship to nature, relying on their territory while attributing cultural significance and myths to their surroundings. Unfortunately, their culture is being endangered by the invasion of the western civilization. The Yanomami Indians
A river in the tropical rainforest
Shabono Aerial view of a communal house ("shabono") where approximately 250 Indians live.
Inside of the Yanomami Shabono
Intimacy A group of women lounge inside the communal house while their husbands are gone on a hunting trip.
A man with his wives and children, painting his body for a ceremony using a lipstick made of seeds
Boy Fishing A boy uses a bow and arrows to catch fish in the river.
Boys having fun in the river on a hot afternoon.
The Fertility Goddess A girl groomed according to rituals marking her passage to womanhood.
Traditional head decoration
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