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.

from Reader's Digest | March 2012
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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.


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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