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The natives of the Amazon rainforest- An ethnographic study
The Amazon is not only the world's largest rainforest but most importantly the home to
over one million Indians who have existed for many years in groups of up to four hundred tribes,
each having own unique language, territory, and culture. Most of these groups have not had
contact with the rest of the world for many personal reasons among which is the fact that their
previous encounters with people from outside the group had resulted in massive destruction of
their setting. Some groups are survivors of enslavement, and hence the reason why they would
rather keep their affairs to themselves. There is very little that is known about these groups but
what is clear about them is that they do not wish to have any contact with outsiders. There will
stay disconnected with the rest of the world can be seen when they attack any entrants or even
shoot arrows at airplanes using their part of airspace.
The entire group is concentrated around the Amazon, Brazil which is by any means their
ancestral home. It is hard to establish the place of origin for these groups of people since their
history dates back to many years ago yet they have managed to avoid any external contacts, and
therefore their history is kept within them. Further, the track of their ancestry place of origin was
lost during the initial years of the 19th century since only a few truths were passed down from
generation to the next (Jyoti, Rambhai, 78-79). This could have been so because that was the
period the world was industrializing at a fast rate and many people were moving from state to
another in search of greener pastures and interfered with their cultural identity. This mea...
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