To Say We Know Nothing Is an Exaggeration

“For about sixty years, anthropologists and other researchers have skirted the borders of these tribal peoples, learning what they could,” said uncontacted tribes expert José Carlos Meirelles. “So we actually know a little.”

Meirelles, who despite once being shot in the shoulder by an arrow fired by another tribe, campaigns to protect these indigenous peoples.

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He believes this particular group’s numbers are increasing and noted how strong and healthy they seem in the photographs.

“They’re not emaciated,” he said. “These people have plenty to eat and are relatively healthy. There isn’t any visual evidence that they are malnourished in any way. In fact, from the appearance of their bodies and camp, they seem to be thriving.”

But what, exactly, do they eat?

The answer might just surprise you…