Shocking moment uncontacted Amazon tribe fire bows & arrows at helicopter flying over jungle as cops launch probe

Shocking moment uncontacted Amazon tribe fire bows & arrows at helicopter flying over jungle as cops launch probe

THIS is the moment that hooligans in Brazil illegally flew a helicopter over an uncontacted tribe whilst hurling insults at them.

The yobs in the helicopter filmed their stunt, showing the settlement and the uncontacted tribe.

A group of Brazilian thugs illegally flew over a Yamomami indigenous settlement

The authorities are now investigating the incident

The group of men reportedly posted the footage online with the title: “Cannibal Indians in Roraima,” but later removed it on Monday night, 13th November, after it caused outrage.

The incident took place when the helicopter flew over the settlement of the isolated Moxihatetea group, in Yamomami territory, in the state of Roraima, in Brazil on Friday, 10th November.

In the footage the yobs can be heard mocking the terrified indigenous people on the ground.

With one of the thugs calling the tribal group a “bunch of f*gots” and “cannibals.”

The tribe members attempted to protect themselves as best they could and shot arrows at the helicopter in retaliation.

Their homes, longhouses built in a circular manner, can be seen in the footage, with the helicopter flying at a very low altitude.

The settlement that was flown over is called a Yanomami yano, a communal home that houses several families.

Each section of the yano belongs to a separate family, and this is where they hang their hammocks, store their food, and make fires.

It is estimated that around 22,000 Yanomami live in Brazil, and that at least three groups of them have no contact with outsiders.

The Brazilian authorities are now investigating but it is currently not known if the group of hooligans have been apprehended.

Brazilian law protects uncontacted indigenous people.

There are reportedly at least 114 isolated groups in Brazil, the vast majority in the Amazon.

Contacting them could cause the transmission of pathogens that could wipe them out.

Many in recent years have come under threat from exceedingly intrusive mining operations in the Amazon.

In 2018, the last surviving member of one of these tribes was filmed after two decades of living a completely solitary existence in the jungle.

He became the only survivor of an uncontacted tribe in Brazil when the six other members were killed by land grabbers and farmers.

In the same year, drone footage was released of a tribe living self-sufficiently in the far west of the northern Brazilian jungle.

The footage caught 16 indigenous people in a clearing, with some carrying bows and arrows.

The drone also managed to capture images of an ancestral house, and a plantation.

In 2016, photographer Ricardo Stuckert spotted another uncontacted tribe when his helicopter was diverted to avoid a storm.

The tribespeople were near the Brazilian border with Peru, and most can be seen cowering in fear of the helicopter.

Another photo shows one tribesman stringing his bow, another takes aim with an arrow, and one man in full-body paint runs armed with a machete.

In an interview with National Geographic, Ricardo said: “They seemed more inquisitive than fearful. I felt there was a mutual curiosity, on their part and mine. I felt like I was a painter in the last century.

“To think that in the 21st century, there are still people who have no contact with civilisation, living like their ancestors did 20,000 years ago – it’s a powerful emotion.”

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