Lonely tribesman dies 26 years after his tribe was wiped out
By T.K. Randall
August 29, 2022 · 8 comments
Many isolated tribes have been wiped out over the years. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Jlwad
A man dubbed 'loneliest on Earth' has died after spending decades alone in the Brazilian rainforest.
The anonymous tribesman, whose entire tribe was wiped out by land grabbers and cattle poachers, spent the rest of his days living off the land and sleeping alone in a wooden hut in the jungle.
So little was known about him, in fact, that nobody even knew his name, though some called him the 'Man of the Hole' because he would dig deep holes to trap animals.
Efforts had been made to make contact with him and to leave supplies, but he would typically flee when approached and one time even fired an arrow at an official, almost killing him.
After that, the decision was made to leave him to his own devices.
He was recently found lying in his hammock having seemingly died of natural causes.
Few details remain about the tribe he once belonged to other than that contact with the outside world in the 1970s ultimately cost them everything.
With the tribe's only remaining member now dead, its entire population and culture has been lost.
Source: Mail Online
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