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MINDBLOWING Photographs Of The LAST Surviving Tribes On Earth!


There is so much yet to discover about the human race. Just when you thought you cannot be surprised to see another human way of living, there comes a movie featuring the last surviving tribe on Earth.

And it simply blows your mind. Whether you watch it on TV or on photographs, it cannot compare to the real experience of having to see the tribe in live.

Jimmy Nelson is one lucky man. As a photographer, he explored the most remote places on Earth in the past three years only to discover what was left of the tribes.

He took inspiring photos of the last remaining tribes on our planet. You are also lucky to experience closely a piece of his story.

He is sharing 80 photos with you where you can look at these indigenous people. Although he only had good intentions, his work was often allegedly connected to controversy because he didn’t pay attention to all of the genocidal violence in these tribes.

Anyhow, his work is certainly admirable. You can also find the full book with photographs called ‘Before They Pass Away’ on Amazon.

Location: Guangxi, China

This tribe is mastering fishing with the use of the aquatic birds cormorants. In the picture you can see that the fishermen have tied a snare close to the base of the bird’s throat, which will stop the bird from swallowing big fish.

Location: Siberia – Yamal

These people are well-known reindeer herders who migrated across the Yamal peninsula. The tribe has existed for more than a millennium.

People survive the cold winters with minus 50°C and the summers with 35°C. Their survival includes a crossing around 48km in length of the frozen waters of the river Ob.

Location: Indonesia + Papua New Guinea

This tribe has been recognized as pygmies, as men are 150cm tall. In the image below you can see the Koteka, which is a traditional clothing worn as identity. The tribe lives in the virgin forests of the highlands.

Location: Ethiopia

What makes this tribe interesting is the fact that anyone can join it. Ethnicity does not matter.

Location: Rah Lava Island, Torba Province

This tribe honors dancing, which is a great part of their culture. The villages even have dancing grounds named Nasara.

This tribe believes that you can become wealthy through ceremonies.

Location: Ethiopia

The weapons you see are a mark that they are great warriors. These warriors have horseshoe-shaped scars on their bodies.

Location: Kenya + Tanzania

In order to survive, this tribe needs to feed their cattle. That’s why the tribe has to relocate every 5 or 6 weeks. These people are very egalitarian and independent.

Location: New Zealand

The Maori tribe is polytheistic., which means they worship many gods, goddesses, as well as spirits. These people have a belief that their ancestors and the supernatural elements are always near and present, and if they are in the need of them, they will help them.

These people also share Myths about how the universe, god, and people were created.

Location: Indonesia + Papua New Guinea

This tribe is divided into several indigenous groups, who fight over pigs, women, and land. They really want to make a good impression on their enemies. One of the largest of these groups is the Huli wigmen.

They have a tradition of making ornamented wigs from their own hair and they also paint their faces white, red, and yellow, as you can see from these pictures.

Location: Mongolia

These people come from the Mongolic, Turkic, and Indo-Iranian indigenous groups and Huns. They used to live in the territory between Siberia and the Black Sea.

As you can see in the following picture, eagle hunting is one of their traditions for many decades. In terms of their way of living, they believe in pre-Islamic sky cults, fire, supernatural forces of good and evil spirits, and they rely on their clan and herds.

Location: Indonesia + Papua New Guinea

The tribe traces back to the middle of 20th century, when Azaro Mudmen had his first encounter with the Western world.

This tribe is notorious for applying mud and masks on their faces and then terrorizing neighboring villages in the early morning part of the day.

Location: Kenya + Tanzania

This is one of the greatest warrior cultures among the tribes. Young boys are taught the responsibilities of being a warrior and a man very early. The Maasai have a role as warriors. They must protect their livestock from animal and human predators, and also keep their families secure.

Maasai boys are mentored and guided by their own fathers and other elders through ceremonies and rituals, in which they learn how to become warriors.

Location: Indonesia + Papua New Guinea

This tribe does not wear the Koteka, like the Yali tribe, but they conceal their penises in their scrotums, where they tightly tie a leaf. Living in tree houses, they hunt for a living and are strictly separated in terms of men and women.

Location: Ethiopia

Around 200,000 indigenous people live in the Omo Valley in Africa’s Great Rift Valley region for millennia.

This tribe likes trade. They trade for food, cattle, beads, and cloth. However, they have been violent with guns recently.

Location: Argentina + Ecuador

The name of the tribe means ‘human beings’ or ‘people’. These people live in the Amazonian rainforest of Ecuador, the Oriente for more than a thousand years.

They think of them as the bravest among the tribes in the Amazon. Their first contact with the outside world was in the not so distant 1956.

Location: India

As you can notice from the pictures, these people believe in the Tibetan Buddhism. Their religion is a mix of ferocious demons and the pre-Buddhist Bon religion.

Location: India

The Rabari tribe have walked in the deserts of today’s Western India for thousand years.

The women in this tribe love embroidery, which is a part of their textile tradition.

While men are with the herds, women deal with the hamlets and money matters.

Location: Nepal

Surprisingly enough, most of these people believe that the world is flat. They are believed to be the last part of the real Tibetan culture, as they are very religious, having festivals and prayers all the time. Outsiders were not allowed in Mustang until 1991.

Location: Indonesia + Papua New Guinea

Living in the highland villages, these people have a lot of quality food, and respect for the nature that surrounds them. They live a simple life, hunting, growing crops, and gathering plants to survive.

Location: Namibia

The last tribe has its people belonging to two clans, through the mother and the father. They enter marriages that are previously arranged so that they can spread their wealth. Their looks tell about their position and their phase of life.

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