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New Amazonian Tribe And The Tasaday Cave People Hoax

by | 30th, May 2008

tango-tribe.jpgA TRIBE of Amazonian tribes people never before seen on TV.

As if. Not a week goes past without a TV survivalist or Sting going into the Amazon to butcher a monkey and experience ‘Stone Age’ life.

But the media says it is so. The media is full of tales of these humanoids painted orange, and one painted black, pointing up at the strange winged bird and taking aim with their bows and arrows.

Will a closer look reveal them to be the lost tribe of the Black & White Minstrels who never returned from their tour of the Americas?   

Or is it all just a hoax – like the Tasaday Cave People – desinged to highlight a pet cause?

“What is happening in this region is a monumental crime against the natural world, the tribes, the fauna and is further testimony to the complete irrationality with which we, the ‘civilized’ ones, treat the world,” says Jose Carlos Meirelles, of the Brazilian National Indian Foundation.

The pictures are being distributed by a group called Survival International: “We help tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.”

“The world needs to wake up to this, and ensure that their territory is protected in accordance with international law. Otherwise, they will soon be made extinct,” says Stephen Corry, the director of Survival International.

So are the pictures of the men in orange real, or are they a hoax? The BBC news bulletin just said they were authentic. So they must be, right? 

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