Brazil Government Confirms Existence of Uncontacted Tribe

Last week, Brazilian authorities confirmed the existence of an uncontacted tribe of about 200 in the Western Amazon. They may be the last people on Earth unaware of the whole Charlie Sheen thing. (His existence, that is.)

Here are some aerial pictures, taken in April by the Brazil's Department of Indian Affairs, of the tribe's village. According to the AP, the village is is composed of "four large, straw-roofed buildings." Villagers subsist by growing corn, bananas, peanuts and other crops and likely speak a language that belongs to the pano language group. They're one of an estimated 68 uncontacted tribes in the Amazon.

What do you think: Would you want to grow up as a member of an uncontacted tribe? We'd miss the internet, of course, but think of all the locally-grown, organic produce! [Survival International, photos via Peetsa/Arquivo CGIIRC-Funai]

Brazil Government Confirms Existence of Uncontacted Tribe

[Photo via Peetsa/Arquivo CGIIRC-Funai]

Brazil Government Confirms Existence of Uncontacted Tribe

[Photo via Peetsa/Arquivo CGIIRC-Funai]

Brazil Government Confirms Existence of Uncontacted Tribe

[Photo via Peetsa/Arquivo CGIIRC-Funai]