(he was found dead today) Newly released video shows man believed to be last of tribe trtworld.com Submitted by monday on August 27, 2022 at 8:37 PM in Brasil 2 comments 7
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I didn't find any translated news about this so I used machine translation on some Portuguese article about it:
The indigenous known as “Indian Tanaru” or “Indian of the Hole”, who lived alone and isolated for almost 30 years in Rondônia, was found dead by the National Foundation for the Indigenous (Funai) last Tuesday (23). The information was confirmed by the agency on Saturday afternoon (27).
According to Funai, "the indigenous person's body was found inside his hammock in his hut located in the Tanaru Indigenous Land", during the monitoring and territorial surveillance round carried out by the FPE Guaporé/General Coordination of Isolated Indians and Recent Contact (CGIIRC).
In a statement, the Foundation reported that "there were no traces of the presence of people at the site, nor were any markings seen in the woods along the way." Also, there were no signs of violence or fighting.
The Federal Police (PF) was at the scene and carried out the investigation with the presence of specialists from the National Institute of Criminalistics (INC) of Brasília and the support of criminal experts from Vilhena (RO).
The indigenous man was the only survivor of his community, of unknown ethnicity. Funai also said that it "deeply regrets the loss of the indigenous person" and that the cause of death will be confirmed by a medical examiner's report from the Federal Police.
Who is the "Indian of the Hole"? The “Indian of the Hole” had lived alone for almost 30 years, after the last members of his people were killed by ranchers in 1995. He was first seen a year later, in 1996, by the Guaporé Ethnoenvironmental Protection Front (FPE Guaporé). ), headquartered in Alta Floresta do Oeste (RO).
He lived in the Tanaru Indigenous Land (TI), close to the border of municipalities in the south of Rondônia, more precisely in Corumbiara, just over 700 kilometers from Porto Velho.
Images of the indigenous are extremely rare. A video recorded by Funai agents in 2018 shows him only from afar.
The most recurrent records are of their houses known as tapiris, usually built with wooden bark, palm trees and trunks, covered with straw from floor to ceiling. A curious feature of the places where he used to be is the existence of a hole. This is how the name “Indian of the Hole” came about.