Peru: Another "uncontacted tribe"?
“Ecologists have photographed a little-known nomadic tribe deep in Peru’s Amazon, a sighting that could intensify debate about the presence of isolated Indians as oil firms line up to explore the jungle", the Vancouver Sun writes. But Suzanne Oakdale, an anthropology professor at the University of New Mexico, does what an anthropologists should do and corrects popular assumptions about “the others".
“Often, ‘uncontacted tribes’ means uncontacted by a government institution, but the groups have long and complicated histories with other people.”
Oakdale is (among others) the author of I Foresee My Life: The Ritual Performance of Autobiography in an Amazonian Community.