Huaorani Indian, Meñewa Wane carrying home a White-lipped peccary that he hunted with his lance. The lances are made from the Chonta palm trunks. The women and children are each petting the peccary as they pay homage to the hunted animal.
Bameno Community. Yasuni National Park.
Amazon rainforest, ECUADOR. South America
This Indian tribe were basically uncontacted until 1956 when missionaries from the Summer Institute of Linguistics made contact with them. However there are still some groups from the tribe that remain uncontacted. They are known as the Tagaeri & Taromenane. Traditionally these Indians were very hostile and killed many people who tried to enter into their territory. Their territory is in the Yasuni National Park which is now also being exploited for oil.