The Last Indian

January 14th, 2008at 08:54pm Posted by Eli

The Washington Post has a truly amazing and poignant story about a mysterious and reclusive Amazon Indian who is apparently the last member of his (unknown) tribe, as well as a couple of other Amazon tribes which have only a handful of members left. This is partly due to Brazilian landowners’ encroachment on their territory, and even more so due to the landowners’ deliberate efforts to wipe the Indians out so they can take more of their land. The Brazilian government does not exactly cover itself in glory either.

It’s long, and there’s too much fascinating stuff for me to even attempt to excerpt, so I’ll just urge you all to read the whole thing. I promise you won’t regret it.

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Corruption/Cronyism,Environment


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