Brazil: Land for last survivor of unknown Amazon tribe
The last survivor of an unknown Amazon tribe is to be given more land to ensure his survival.
Very little is known about this uncontacted Indian. He lives on his own in a patch of forest, surrounded by cattle ranches and soya plantations.
It is believed that he is the last survivor of his tribe.
|'The man in the hole's' tiny hut in the garden he is cultivating|
The Indian has been nicknamed 'the man in the hole’ because he digs holes several metres deep with spikes at the bottom, to catch animals.
He has also dug a hole in the middle of a tiny hut, where he keeps his few possessions, so he can hide from any outsiders who approach.
He has resisted attempts by the authorities to make contact with him in the past.
|The hole inside the hut where 'the man in the hole' hides when outsiders approach|
This move will help ensure that 'the man in the hole' will remain isolated, as is his clear wish, and is in line with FUNAI’s policy of not making contact with uncontacted Indians unless their lives are under threat.
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