Stunning photos of how tribes around the world are approaching modernity

Over the last century, tribes are being driven from their lands and traditions, and forced to embrace a majoritarian view of life. They are now in varying stages of reconciliation with ‘us’, the outsiders, with our notions of modernity and progress. However, with climate change and global warming at our doorstep, there’s a growing awareness of learning from indigenous tribal wisdom in protecting our environment, and changing the way we think about life on this planet
Curated By: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Mar 28, 2019
Stunning photos of how tribes around the world are approaching modernity

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Members of the Jarawa tribes people in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands prepare arrows before going on a hunting party. Most uncontacted tribes have had bad experiences with modern humans, who have aggressively tried to uproot them from their shrinking habitats. The tribes are extremely susceptible to diseases, like flu and measles, that the outsiders bring with them. In 1858, there were about 3,500 Andamanese, but after contact with early settlers, the 2011 census counted 44.