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The Last Of The Tribe : The Epic Quest To Save A Lone Man In The Amazon - Monte Reel

The Last Of The Tribe

The Epic Quest To Save A Lone Man In The Amazon

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Published: 15th June 2010
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In 1996, Marcelo dos Santos and Altair Algayer, part of a team of men who worked for FUNAI, the Brazilian government agency charged with protecting indigenous interests and cultures, heard an intriguing rumour: One man, believed to be the last of his tribe, was living completely alone in the middle of the Amazon rainforest.

Marcelo, Altair and their team embark on numerous expeditions to find the Indian, who is constantly on the move, and as they piece together the clues he leaves behind they come to believe that his tribe was murdered. Until the land on which he has taken refuge is declared an official preserve, he is in constant danger from the ranchers, loggers and land-grabbers who want the land for themselves. In order to protect him, first they must find him and prove that he exists. But here they are thwarted by the ranchers, by the machinations of the Brazilian courts and their own government agency, and by the Indian himself, a man determined to preserve his solitude and keep the outside world at bay...at any cost.

With special access to documentary footage and the cooperation of the FUNAI team, Washington Post correspondent Monte Reel takes readers on a thrilling journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle, to the wild frontier of the state of Rondonia, which was only declared a Brazilian state in the 1980s, and into the fascinating world of spirited modern-day ethnologist/explorers and the Indian tribes whom they try to protect from the dangers of progress.

The Last of the Tribe is a heart-pounding adventure and a story of survival against enormous odds, set in one of the world's last truly wild places.

About the Author

Monte Reel lives in Buenos Aires with his wife and daughter. He was the South America correspondent for The Washington Post from 2004-2008 and previously wrote for the paper in Washington and Iraq.

"The story is engrossing. Reel rightly tells it like a thriller...and taking the trek with the Brazilian explorers--and Reel--is well worth your time."

-"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

Prologuep. 1
The Hutp. 3
Going Nativep. 17
A Land Without Menp. 35
The Villagep. 49
The Accidental Environmentalistp. 65
Windows to His Worldp. 85
Savagesp. 105
Letting Gop. 115
Battle Linesp. 133
The Corridors of Powerp. 143
Neither Beast nor Godp. 155
Larger Than Lifep. 179
One More Shotp. 197
A New Beginningp. 213
A Nation of Onep. 223
Acknowledgmentsp. 231
Notesp. 233
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9781416594741
ISBN-10: 1416594744
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 273
Published: 15th June 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Dimensions (cm): 22.860 x 15.240  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.430