Kawahiva Tribe in Brazil Amazon Jungle Caught On Camera For First Time [VIDEO]

Exclusive footage of Brazil's indigenious tribe.
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The Brazilian Kawahiva tribe lives in the Amazon jungle and were only discovered back in 1999. The mysterious tribe was only discovered when loggers reported of their presence, but not much else is known about the nomadic tribe.

But now a new video shows exclusive footage of the Kawahiva tribe walking through the Amazonian jungle. The footage reveals naked men holding bows and arrows, and shows a woman carrying a child on her back. Upon realizing the presence of a camera, the woman leaves the scene and a man returns back carefully to see what is happening.

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The footage is rare, as the Kawahiva tribe is one that has little contact with other indigenous tribes, let alone with non-indigenous people. The video was shot in 2011 by FUNAI, Brazil's government agency overlooking indigenous issues, is the first footage of the tribe.

According to The Telegraph, a 411,848-acre reservation was approved and created last year in the Mato Grosso state to protect the tribe. Even then, loggers and farmers pose a great threat to the tribe, says Carlos Travassos, head coordinator for Isolated and Recently Contacted Indigenous groups at FUNAI.

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Watch the exclusive footage of Brazil's Kawahiva tribe:

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