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Category : Tribes

Article: ‘The River is Life’

Article: ‘The River is Life’

An interesting, short story by photographer Alice Kohler about the Araweté people in the Amazon basin, who find themselves being overwhelmed by the approaching influences of civilization and fear they’ll

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Article: Healthiest hearts in the world found

Article: Healthiest hearts in the world found

Scientists now found the healthiest hearts in the world – of course among a primitive tribe. The Tsimane people of Bolivia are horticulturalists and hunters, who have a relatively high

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Article: Jarawa Hunter-Gatherers Forced into Civilization

Article: Jarawa Hunter-Gatherers Forced into Civilization

The Jarawa of the Andaman Islands are one of the few surviving tribes that live a sustainable life in harmony with their environment. The aggressive expansionist character of our society

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Article: The Costs of Civilization

Article: The Costs of Civilization

PsychologyToday dispels the common myths about primitive people and bashes civilization!! Open your eyes and see that there is another way apart from our insane destructive society. “Did you know,

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Article: The Arctic Suicides – It’s Not The Dark That Kills You

Article: The Arctic Suicides – It’s Not The Dark That Kills You

A very moving article about suicides (especially among young men) in Greenland. What Quinn called “Cultural Collapse” happened/is happening to the Greenlandic Inuit, and has happened before to all native

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Article: The Tribe on the Front Line in the Battle to Save Indonesia’s Forests

Article: The Tribe on the Front Line in the Battle to Save Indonesia’s Forests

The Orang Rimba – another tribe on the brink of extinction. Every other culture gets crushed under the wheels of our own cultural juggernaut. This has been going on for

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Article: Forced Contact With Amazon People Would Be ‘Genocide’

Article: Forced Contact With Amazon People Would Be ‘Genocide’

How arrogant are the people of our culture – what’s so difficult about leaving them alone if they don’t want any contact? Can’t they speak for themselves and know what’s

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Article: An Isolated Tribe Emerges from the Rain Forest

Article: An Isolated Tribe Emerges from the Rain Forest

The long read I read this story three times already because I find it so fascinating. It gives you insights in the brutal history of Brazil, as well as details

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Article: Play as a Foundation for Hunter-Gatherer Social Existence

The long read An excellent piece of scientific literature that describes how hunter-gatherers use elements of play to make their egalitarian lifestyle as easy and fun as possible. Play as

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Article: Uncontacted Yanomami found

Article: Uncontacted Yanomami found

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/17/new-photos-emerge-of-uncontacted-tribe-in-the-amazon/ It turns out that some one hundred members of one of my favorite South-American tribes, the Yanomami, have so far been spared from devastating contact with the civilized world.

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