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Mashco-Piro Photo Release: Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Had Killed Photographer’s Guide; Peru Issues Warning

By AMRUTHA GAYATHRI: Subscribe to Amrutha’s RSS feed

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.

  • (Photo: Survival International / D. Cortijo)<br>The Mashco-Piro tribe is one of 100 uncontacted tribes said to exist around the world.<br /><br /><br /><br /> www.survivalinternational.com
(Photo: Survival International / D. Cortijo)
The Mashco-Piro tribe is one of 100 uncontacted tribes said to exist around the world. http://www.survivalinternational.com

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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