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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
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.
"Whizzing arrows, devious plots, heartbreak and mystery — it's amazing that amidst all this intrigue and adventure, Monte Reel's main purpose in this remarkable tale is to chart the science behind an event we may never witness again: the discovery of a last survivor of a lost tribe. Reel masterfully describes the peril and moral dilemmas that unfold when a team devoted to protecting indigenous tribes stumbles upon a tribesman who, armed with five-foot arrows and near-invisibility, would rather protect himself. You won't find anthropology this enthralling without a bullwhip and a fedora."
-Christopher McDougall, New York Times bestselling author of Born to Run
"Monte Reel has journeyed into one of the last remote places on earth and come back with a tale as unique as the solitary Indian it describes. In this sure-handed recounting of a brave race against time by a small group of idealists, he provides an urgent and lyrical reminder of the value of preserving mystery in the world."
-- Benjamin Wallace, author of the New York Times bestseller The Billionaire's Vinegar
"An exhilarating tale of obsession and loss, The Last of the Tribe guides us through the shadowy heart of Amazonia, a raucous frontier plagued by violence wrought in the name of progress. It is here that a lone Indian, pursued by rapacious ranchers and compassionate souls alike, becomes a celebrated symbol of defiance. Monte Reel's account of this unlikely hero's quest to survive is richly detailed, deeply humane, and wholly unforgettable."
-- Brendan I. Koerner, author of Now the Hell Will Start
"In chronicling the needle-in-a-haystack hunt for a lone Indian in the Amazon, Monte Reel has written a brilliant tale of man versus the jungle, of the dilemmas and dangers in trying to protect the few remaining indigenous tribes from the rapacious march of development. It is a riveting detective story. Once you crack open The Last of the Tribe, you'll find it impossible to stop reading."
-- Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone
"The tragedy that rises off the pages of The Last of the Tribe is mankind helpless to save itself—and the Amazon—from itself. Yet, in this gripping account hope shines through in the resolve of the brave and tenacious sertanistas to contact and save a lone isolated tribesman. Where experience is measured in bouts of malaria, the good guys attempt to outfox the greedy who recklessly exploit the jungle. Reel tells the story with vigor and restraint, both in the right places. I recommend it."
-- Dean King, author of Skeletons on the Zahara and Unbound
"Monte Reel gets right to the heart of the dilemma facing modern-day Brazil as its rush to develop the vast Amazon rain forest rapidly collides with the last vestiges of cultures whose way of life has changed little since the Stone Age. The Last of the Tribe does an excellent job of placing the reader in the heart of the Amazon."
-- Associated Press
"The Last of the Tribe is Avatar for grown-ups, a tribe-in-peril-story with real people, complicated motives, and every bit of subtlety and nuance left out of James Cameron's cliched script. This is above all else just a good quest story. And Reel's tale is expertly told: perfectly timed, thoroughly researched and descriptively written."
-- San Francisco Chronicle
"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
"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"
|The Hut||p. 3|
|Going Native||p. 17|
|A Land Without Men||p. 35|
|The Village||p. 49|
|The Accidental Environmentalist||p. 65|
|Windows to His World||p. 85|
|Letting Go||p. 115|
|Battle Lines||p. 133|
|The Corridors of Power||p. 143|
|Neither Beast nor God||p. 155|
|Larger Than Life||p. 179|
|One More Shot||p. 197|
|A New Beginning||p. 213|
|A Nation of One||p. 223|
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Published: 15th June 2010
Dimensions (cm): 22.860 x 15.240 x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.430