Friday, March 23, 2012

Amazon People

Mural of an Indigenous Man
Well, I haven't met this man yet, but I hope to someday. This is a mural of a Native that lives in the Amazon, region of Brazil. There are an estimated number of about 200 tribes left with a population of about 300,000 people. Many of these Indigenous people have also migrated into urban populations over the last thirty to forty years. I have a friend here in Brasilia, who is from Belem, in the northeast region of the Amazon and her father is a native and her mother is Portuguese. She told me when she was young her father use to wear a feather in his nose like the man pictured here and that he was short like she is about five foot two.

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