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A Marubo woman in her traditional headdress

Death in Javari

In the Amazon, and indeed across the globe, first contact with white people has historically wiped out tribe after tribe by introducing illness against which the Indians have no defence: particularly flu, measles, chickenpox and TB.
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See the images sent back from the Matis and Marubo villages.

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Bruce revisits the Matis who he filmed in 2006 for Tribe.



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