May 11th, 2006

Chris Keeley

The Nukak have no concept of money, of property, of the role of government, or even of the existence

Leaving the Wild, and Rather Liking the Change
By JUAN FORERO
SAN JOSÉ DEL GUAVIARE, Colombia — Since time immemorial the Nukak-Makú have lived a Stone Age life, roaming across hundreds of miles of isolated and pristine Amazon jungle, killing monkeys with blowguns and scouring the forest floor for berries.

But recently, and rather mysteriously, a group of nearly 80 wandered out of the wilderness, half-naked, a gaggle of children and pet monkeys in tow, and declared themselves ready to join the modern world.Collapse )
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