Tribe untouched by modern world photographed in Amazon

Funai, Brazil's national Aboriginal foundation, has released photos of a native village deep in the Amazon. The residents have apparently never had contact with 'modern' civilization.

Two things: it's kinda neat that in a world as populated and seemingly inter-connected as ours, there are still folks living much as they did thousands of years ago. Don't get me wrong. I'm not one of those back-to-the-land luddite types (I loves me some electricity), but I find this strangely reassuring.

Also, I don't think we should be in a hurry to contact these people. For one thing, we could irreparably harm their society or wipe them out with our dread European diseases. But they also look kinda dangerous. If you look closely, you can tell that they're actually firing arrows at the helicopter.

It would, however, be interesting to find out how they get themselves so orange.

View all the photos here.