Newly Released Video Shows Man Believed to Be Last of Tribe - NBC4 Washington
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Newly Released Video Shows Man Believed to Be Last of Tribe

The images show a man chopping down a tree

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Rare Footage Shows Last Surviving Member of Amazonian Tribe

    Brazil's National Indian Foundation released footage from 2011 of an indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe chopping down a tree in the Amazon. (Published Friday, July 20, 2018)

    Newly released video shows rare images of a so-called uncontacted indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe in Brazil's Amazon.

    The images show a man chopping down a tree. The sound of his ax hitting the trunk and bird calls can be heard.

    Brazil's National Indian Foundation released the video this week, though the footage is from 2011. The release followed a press report that noted there existed only one image of the man, in which his face is partially hidden.

    The foundation has been monitoring the man since 1996, when it found him living alone. It believes attacks by farmers and loggers decimated the man's tribe.

    WH: Cannot Guarantee Trump Didn't Use N-Word

    [NATL] WH Defends Trump's 'Dog' Comment, Says They Cannot Guarantee Trump Didn't Use N-Word

    The White House defended President Donald Trump calling former protégée Omarosa Manigault-Newman a "dog" in a Tuesday press conference. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also could not guarantee that Trump has never used the N-word on record, but doubled down in his defense. 

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018)

    Brazil is home to several "uncontacted" peoples whose lands are increasingly under threat.