According to Survival International, this image is one of the closest sightings of isolated Amazon Indians ever recorded with a camera. Logging has driven the tribe to river banks where environmental tourists commonly go.
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The Mashco-Piro are one of about 15 “uncontacted” tribes in Peru that together are estimated to number between 12,000 and 15,000 people living in jungles east of the Andes.
Clan members have been blamed for two bow-and-arrow attacks on people near the riverbank in Madre de Dios state where officials say the Indians were first seen last May.