A man who was the last surviving member of an indigenous Amazon tribe in Brazil has died, the country’s indigenous agency has confirmed.
According to Survival International, an organization focused on Amazon tribe rights, the man was known as the “hole man” because he built several spiked deep pits to catch animals. He also dug holes in homes and buildings to protect himself, the organization said.
He was the only person living in Tanar, an indigenous people of Rondonia, Brazil. The state is located in the western part of the Brazilian Amazon tribe. According to reports, he lived in isolation for an estimated 26 years.
Funai, Brazil’s indigenous peoples agency, has confirmed that a man’s body was found in a hammock by authorities last week.There were no signs of violence and officials now believe he died of natural causes. ing.
According to Survival International, male fellow tribesmen have been targeted since the 1970s. “The territory of Tanal stands like a small forested island in the sea of vast ranches in one of Brazil’s most violent regions,” the organization said in a statement on Sunday.
In 1995, the BBC reported that six of his remaining members of the male tribe were murdered.
The man was photographed by a government team in 2018, apparently hacking a tree.