Images From Brazil’s Surui Tribe

Brazil's Surui tribe fought the loggers and developers threatening their lands for years, but nothing worked until they went high-tech.

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Almir Narayamoga became the chief of the Surui in 1991, at 17.

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When they first met white men in 1969, the Surui were afraid to touch them.


At school in the village of Lapetanha, student share three computers.


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Mopidmore Surui, 23, embodies his tribal heritage.


Lapetanha has 102 inhabitants, a school, and a church. It got electricity in 2007.


A long Surui hunter sets out on one of the dirt roads that lace the preserve.



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