Video – Never contacted tribe on Peru-Brazil border lives in massive one building villages like Calusa and Natives on South Atlantic Coast
In this 2015 BBC documentary, you will travel along with a British expedition to make first contact with an Amazonian tribe that have never met a European . . . at least close up. They are extremely tall like the Calusas of SW Florida and certain tribes near present day Midway, GA and near Edisto Island, SC. However, there is more.
In 1521, Francisco Gordillo and a slave raider, Pedro de Quejo visited the region from the Santee River of South Carolina southward to at least the Midway River in Georgia. In one or more provinces, they observed single building villages consisting of massive pup-tent shaped structures that could hold hundreds of people. The two Spaniards observed such a structure being erected by the Iviadafi People. The people in most of the coastal provinces lived in single family homes.
As you can see above in the photo taken by a helicopter, this tribe also lives in such structures. The language spoke around the Medway River was Tupi-Guarani . . . which also happens to be a major language family of the Upper Amazon Basin.
A few years later in the 16th century, shipwrecked Spaniards (at least those who were not sacrificed and eaten) stated that the Calusa commoners in SW Florida lived in identical communal structures. The elite lived on top of mounds or raised earthen platforms in single family houses.
Hope that you enjoy this fascinating TV program. There are more TV documentaries on the tribes of the Amazon listed by YouTube on the right after you finish this one . . . if you are interested.
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