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Death in the Amazon

Series looking at key events in history. In January 1956 members of a remote Amazonian tribe brutally killed five American Christian missionaries.

In January 1956, members of the Auca, or Huaorani tribe in Ecuador attacked and killed five American missionaries. The missionaries had made contact with the isolated and notoriously violent tribe to try to convert them to Christianity. Mike Lanchin speaks to Steve Saint and Valerie Shepard, children of two of the victims, who later met their fathers' killers.

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Thu 23 Feb 2017 12:04