They kill anyone. The most hostile tribes of the planet
There are about a hundred of such societies that do not want to make contact with the outside world. Some of them are extremely warlike.
In mid-November in the Andaman Islands, an American died at the hands of the Sentinelese. This indigenous people does not favor strangers and attacks anyone who dares to step onto their territory.
To strangers – bow and arrows
Most anthropologists recognize that the indigenous people of the North Sentinel Island in the Indian Ocean are the only truly isolated from the world.
No one knows in what language they speak, what their social structure is and how big their population is. All contacts — and there were not more than a dozen of them in a century and a half — took place at a distance of an archery shot. Those who tried to come closer were killed by the Sentinelese.
The last victim – preacher John Allen Chau, who decided to convert the natives to Christianity. According to the testimony of the fishermen who brought the American to the savages, the representatives of the tribe attacked him with a bow and arrow, and then buried his body on the beach. The authorities of the island union territories of India sent helicopters in search of them, but they could not land on the island, because its inhabitants showed extreme hostility.
In order to avoid such incidents, scientists prefer to communicate with the Sentinelese from a distance – from a boat or helicopter.
It turned out that the natives still live in the Stone Age. They are engaged in hunting and gathering, they are not familiar with agriculture, they do not know how to make fire.
Researchers believe that they use random fires, and then store ember in special vessels.
Microbes of civilization
In the Stone Age, there lives the nearest neighbor of the Sentinelese – the Jarawa tribe on the western coast of the South and Middle Andaman Islands (India). Researchers believe that for over 55 thousand years of complete isolation from the outside world, their way of life has practically not changed.
Jarawa hunt wild pigs and turtles, fish, collect fruits, roots and honey of wild bees. Researchers call their diet optimal – Aboriginal people eat more than 150 species of plants and about 350 species of animals.
Until recently, Jarawa categorically refused to communicate with strangers, meeting them with arrows. At the end of the 1970s, a road led through their lands, connecting the administration of the islands with remote settlements. Despite the ban of the government of India to get out of the car and the strict organization of traffic on the highway, tourists often come into contact with the natives. They are given food and various knick-knacks for the opportunity to see the “dances of the savages”.
The saddest result of these meetings is the spread of infections among the natives, to which they have no immunity. From 1999 to 2006, almost half of the Jarawa population died from a measles epidemic.
Conservatives and Maximalists
In the east of Ecuador, on the territory of the Yasuni National Park, the smallest and most secretive people in the world live – Tagaeri. Once they were part of a large tribe waorani, but after in 1968 their relatives came into contact with Protestant missionaries, went into the woods and broke off all ties with the outside world.
The last attempt to communicate with Tagaerees was made by preachers in 1987. They all died.
About the tribe itself is almost known nothing. It is believed that there are no more than thirty people left. Tagaerees are mainly engaged in hunting and gathering; they do not know agriculture. In the last ten years, young representatives of this nation are sometimes seen near the villages of waorani, where they come to exchange hunting prey for clothing and weapons.
In the valley of the South American Amazon there are almost eight dozen tribes that do not enjoy the benefits of civilization. The most unsociable and belligerent of them is Kawahiva, who lives in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.
Little is known about the people and their language. Moreover, almost no one saw the Indians themselves. There are a few photos taken in 2005 and a short video taken by an employee of the Brazilian State Department of Indian Affairs (FUNAI). On these frames, kawahiva are talking to each other.
All information about the Kawahiva lifestyle and customs was obtained from the neighboring tribes, who call them the Redheads (Cabeças vermelhas), or on the tracks they left behind. The people of the Tupi claim that they saw the silhouettes of the men of Kawahiva at night in the vicinity of their village and heard how aliens imitated the voices of birds and wild animals.
Loggers and anthropologists often find abandoned villages of this people. Weapons (usually spears, bows and arrows), kitchen utensils, wicker baskets with nuts, hammocks are found in houses. Judging by these subjects, the Indians lead a nomadic way of life – they constantly move from place to place, are engaged in hunting and gathering and are not familiar with agriculture.