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Newly Released Video Shows Man Believed to Be Last of Tribe

The images show a man chopping down a tree

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    Rare Footage Shows Last Surviving Member of Amazonian Tribe

    Brazil's National Indian Foundation released footage from 2011 of an indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe chopping down a tree in the Amazon. (Published Friday, July 20, 2018)

    Newly released video shows rare images of a so-called uncontacted indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe in Brazil's Amazon.

    The images show a man chopping down a tree. The sound of his ax hitting the trunk and bird calls can be heard.

    Brazil's National Indian Foundation released the video this week, though the footage is from 2011. The release followed a press report that noted there existed only one image of the man, in which his face is partially hidden.

    The foundation has been monitoring the man since 1996, when it found him living alone. It believes attacks by farmers and loggers decimated the man's tribe.

    Colorado Man Charged With Five Counts of Murder in Deaths of Wife and Daughters

    [NATL] Colorado Man Charged With Five Counts of Murder in Deaths of Wife and Daughters

    Christopher Lee Watts was charged with five counts of murder Monday for the deaths of his wife Shanann Watts and their two daughters Bella and Celeste. Watts had initially pleaded publicly that his wife and daughters had gone missing. Their bodies were discovered on the property of the oil and natural gas company Watts worked for. The D.A. said that it's "too early" to discuss whether prosecutors would seek the death penalty.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 20, 2018)

    Brazil is home to several "uncontacted" peoples whose lands are increasingly under threat.