Whose-a culpa?

So hey, remember that lost Brazilian tribe? The one that had gone uncontacted for centuries?

Yea, apparently that was a hoax, of sorts. It certainly was a Brazilian tribe, and an isolated one to boot, but it had been discovered before. The photographer knew it too, apparently, but thought telling a wee fib would help the efforts of those trying to improve forest protection in Brazil. 

Interesting that, a week or so after the photographer came clean, the article hasn’t had quite the same traction as the original story…

1 comment

  1. I think part of why this got SO much play is that it was romantic for us urbanites to think that such a tribe might exist. Sad to learn that it ain’t necessarily so.

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