21 Aug '11, 2pm

The Threatened Zo’é Tribe of the Amazon Rainforest

The Threatened Zo’é Tribe of the Amazon Rainforest

Photo: Fiona Watson/Survival Zo'é men are skilled hunters and particularly prize peccaries and tapir. Known for their distinctive long lip plugs, the Zo’é tribe of the Amazon rainforest did not even come into prolonged contact with the rest of the world until 1987, when a mission group set up a base on their land. The people are hunters who also cultivate gardens of manioc and other fruits and vegetables. Once they encountered outsiders, they came under threat from fatal diseases such as flu and measles, as well as from encroachment on their land, which Brazil has ratified as belonging to them. Photo: Fiona Watson/Survival A Zo'é family relaxes in a hammock they made from Brazil nut fibers. The lip plugs worn by the Zo’é are inserted in ceremonies when the children are seven (for the girls) or nine (for the boys). A small plug called a ‘m’berpót’ is inserted into the lower...

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