Watch an Isolated Tribe Make Contact With the Outside World in Brazil

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Aug. 4 2014 2:53 PM

“Uncontacted” Indigenous Tribe Appears in Brazil

Encounters in the Amazon basin are rare and can be deadly. 

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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY YANA MARULL Mist over the surface of the Xingu river in Sao Felix do Xingu in Para state, northern Brazil, on August 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images),TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY YANA MARULL Mist over the surface of the Xingu river in Sao Felix do Xingu in Para state, northern Brazil, on August 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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FUNAI, Brazil's indigenous affairs department, released footage of the encounter, after the group emerged from deep in the Peruvian rainforest across the Brazilian border.

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