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Newly Released Video Shows Man Believed to Be Last of Tribe

The images show a man chopping down a tree

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    Rare Footage Shows Last Surviving Member of Amazonian Tribe

    Brazil's National Indian Foundation released footage from 2011 of an indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe chopping down a tree in the Amazon. (Published Friday, July 20, 2018)

    Newly released video shows rare images of a so-called uncontacted indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe in Brazil's Amazon.

    The images show a man chopping down a tree. The sound of his ax hitting the trunk and bird calls can be heard.

    Brazil's National Indian Foundation released the video this week, though the footage is from 2011. The release followed a press report that noted there existed only one image of the man, in which his face is partially hidden.

    The foundation has been monitoring the man since 1996, when it found him living alone. It believes attacks by farmers and loggers decimated the man's tribe.

    Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce: Health Officials

    [NATL] Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce: Health Officials

    Health officials in the U.S. and Canada are urging people to stay away from all romaine lettuce and products after 32 people in 11 states were sickened by an E. coli outbreak.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018)

    Brazil is home to several "uncontacted" peoples whose lands are increasingly under threat.