Drone captures first video of remote Amazon tribe

It's the first time anyone from the outside world has seen these people.

Brian Bennett Former Senior writer
Brian Bennett is a former senior writer for the home and outdoor section at CNET.
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Now here's a clash of cultures. A drone has captured the first ever video and images of a remote Amazon tribe. The video was released Wednesday by the FUNAI (National Indian Foundation), a Brazilian government agency.

Shot deep within the Amazon rainforest by members of a special expedition, it shows a clearing created by felled trees. At least one figure walks across the field of vision as well, perhaps holding a tool.

The FUNAI team has found evidence of handmade tools and other equipment on the expedition. Examples include stone axes and wooden river boats carved from hollowed trees. 


A stone ax found on the FUNAI Amazon expedition.