Mashco-Piro Photo Release: Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Had Killed Photographer’s Guide; Peru Issues Warning
February 2, 2012 4:11 AM EST
Following the release of the “most detailed sightings of uncontacted Indians ever recorded on camera” by the advocacy group Survival International Tuesday, the Peruvian authorities reported that the same tribe members (Mashco-Piro) had killed the tribal guide who was with the archaeologist who captured the photographs.
The newly released photographs were taken by Spanish archeologist Diego Cortijo, a member of the Spanish Geographical Society, while on an expedition along the Madre de Dios River.
Cortijo had hired Nicolas “Shaco” Flores, a local Matsiguenka Indian, who had long maintained a relationship with the Mashco-Piro, as his guide. Flores invited the…
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