The Yanomami Tribe of the Amazon
Rating: 6 / 10by Antonio Mari
A documentary of the last neolithic culture in the Amazon rainforest
The Yanomami Indians are regarded to be the last stone age people residing in the Amazon rainforest. Currently, there are close to 25,000 Yanomami Indians living scattered on the border region between Brazil and Venezuela. Their land is rich in noble woods like mahogany and strategic minerals like uranium, niobium as well as gold and diamonds. Their culture is being endangered by the encroachment of the western civilization.
The following images are part of my documentary project on the Yanomami Indians in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest that I have been working on since 1995. These photographs were taken during my expeditions of October 1995, December 1999, January 2002 and March 2003 in the states of Roraima and Amazonas and are available through ZUMA Press. My intention is touild a comprehensive database of images on the lifestyle and ceremonial practices of this vanishing Neolithic culture.
Mother with her child in the village of Abruwa-teri.
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